[N.p. ca. 1930]. Single folded sheet, 18 x 17 inches, printed in blue and orange on both sides and folded into eight panels (each panel 18 x 4 1/4 inches). Lightly soiled, minor foxing and wear near folds. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM57146
A brightly printed and well-preserved piece of Hawaii ephemera for visitors from Japan. This brochure, put together by the Aala Automobile Union sometime around 1930, was given to visitors arriving by ship, and features a street map of Honolulu and brief descriptions of attractions accompanied by a photographic illustration in each panel, printed entirely in Japanese. Among the attractions are the Moanalua Gardens, Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, the Bishop Museum of Natural History, and a bronze statue of Kamehameha I. The reverse of the city map includes a small map of the island of Oahu accompanied by some details about the geography and population and advertises tours of the booklet's other content operated by Aala. A very rare and interesting look at Japanese tourism in Hawaii prior to World War II. OCLC records a single copy at the International Resource Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) in Kyoto.