A friend returned from Hawaii with a gift: two vintage cookbooks from Japan she found at a used book sale.
We were curious about the DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA, Yokohama, who compiled the recipes.
We wondered how a book published in 1939 could be in great shape.
I did some research about the Yoshikawa Book Store who sold the book,
And its publishers: O’Dell’s Service Bureau, Yokohama.
There was a mystery about Refugees International Japan, and an endorsement from a fellow in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service.
As usual, I was sidetracked and have an academy award winning short video about Chiune Sugihara, who could be called the Japanese Schindler.
And why was there a need for basic American recipes to be printed in both English and Japanese?