Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii, 1885-1941
By Barbara F. Kawakami.
Winner of the Association for Asian American Studies 1994 Outstanding Book Award
A detailed account of clothing and work attire worn by Japanese immigrants in Hawai‘i, this book exposes the many trials and hardships faced by the Issei.
Barbara F. Kawakami, raised on a sugarcane plantation, had a career as a dressmaker and homemaker before earning her B.S. in textile and clothing and an M.A. in Asian studies.
Paper: 220 pp. B/W photos.