The Japan Chronicle - History of Kobe and reminiscent interviews with old residents
[Japan] Large, informative work published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the port of Kobe (Hyogo). An important source of information about the early days of the Kobe settlement. Subjects include: Early Foreign References to Hyogo; Visit of Sir Rutherford Alcock; The Delay in the Opening of Hyogo; Choosing a Site for the Foreign Settlement at Kobe; The Attack of Bizen Men on Foreigners at Hyogo; Kobe in a State of Siege; Accommodation for the Foreign Merchants; The Massacre at Sakai; Sale of Settlement Lots; First Buildings on Kobe Settlement; Kobe and Its Surroundings in 1869; Establishment of Newspapers; Masonry in Kobe; Amusements and Recreation of the Settlers; Clubs and Other Institutions; Ships and Shipping; The End of Foreign Jurisdiction; The Romance of Kobe (by Miss Gertrude Cozad); My Early Kobe Reminiscences (by John Carey Hall CMG); Interviews with Old Residents (Mr. Ferdinand Plate, Mrs. Drewell, Mr. P.S. Cabeldu, Captain Swain, Mr. George Y. Taylor). The publication was edited by D. J. Evans (manager of The Japan Chronicle). Although a colour reproduction of two old Japanese prints is mentioned, this is not present.
Kobe. The Japan Chronicle. 1918.
96pp. 35.1 x 24.3cm.
In good to very good condition. Front cover with some age wear. Inside rear cover with old tape repairs and some tears with minor loss to centre area of final two leaves. Otherwise very good. b33091046b