Sōkō no Shiori

Sōkō no Shiori / 桑港の栞 [The San Francisco], (San Francisco, CA)

Sōkō no Shiori Masthead

Sōkō no Shiori was initially published as an appendix, the San Furanshisuko Annai (Guide for San Francisco), in the Japan Herarudo (Japan Herald). Having become popular in the Nikkei community, in 1898 it was published separately by Isaburō Okada under the title Sōkō no Shiori, serving as a handbook for newly arrived Japanese in San Francisco. Featuring photographs printed in photogravure and written in a plain style, the monthly magazine gained an even wider readership.


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