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  1. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    This is a hidden gem a graphic representation of Japanese immigration in San Francisco from 1904 1924 by someone who was part of the experience Honest and funny; offering us a glimpse into a world that has vanished long ago with little commentary from Japanese who lived through the period

  2. Sara Thompson Sara Thompson says:

    This is a must read I don't care who you are or what you like to read you need to read this book

  3. Phrodrick Phrodrick says:

    In writing The Four Immigrants Manga A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904 1924 artist and cartoonist Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama was writing for his fellow first generation Japanese American immigrants This is made clear by the very helpful intro and end notes by translator Frederick L Schodt Because the term graphic novel is highly popular Mr Schodt attempts to make the case that the collected volume can be thought of as an early or foundational graphic novel It is an early Manga These were written as comic strips intended for daily publication and no a novel than the adventures of Little Orphan Annie if published in one book make them into a graphic novel And that is the end of my critical remarks Overall The Four Immigrants is an odd mix of comedic and serious The main characters can be clownish but they are classic strangers in a strange land AmericaThat the intended audience was Japanese immigrants is proven by the fact that the originals were written in a mix of Japanese and American A combination unlikely to be understood except by his fellow immigrants Mr Schodt does a yeoman job in not only translating the strips but using different type faces for the English and Japanese portions of the spoken text From other reviews we are advised that some puns and other word games may not translate well but it was never a problem to understand what was being saidThere is something of a Laurel and Hardy comedy that underlies the daily life of these newly arriving Japanese immigrants We watch them stumble and attempt to accommodate largely oblivious Americans The newcomers progress from student workers seeking better jobs marriages and even land owning This is not to say that every section is comedic but they tend to have something of a “what a fine mess you got me into this time” view of life Americans our home habits and uirks are looked at from the point of view of people who want to be Americans but cannot help but misunderstand what is not always logical about who we are It is a POV many Americans never have to consider It was not the intention of the artistwriter to have us read these panels but they remain illuminating aspects of the immigrant experienceKiyama was an artist with skills beyond the fine drawing in The Four Immigrants The strips were part of his efforts to use his art and experience to earn his way Ultimately he returned to Japan and had success as a graphic artist Shodt shares with us some of that workOur characters survive the San Francisco Earthuake bank failures dishonest employers and increasing hostile laws designed to make America “safe” from arriving Japanese This last fact is American racism and became part of why Japan would a generation later expand their World War II by attacking Pearl Harbor The Four Immigrants Manga A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904 1924 is an unintended and for that reason honest opportunity to see ourselves as others saw us Alternately light and never than passingly grim it is highly recommended

  4. Ed Erwin Ed Erwin says:

    An early example of semi autobiographical long form comic telling the story of Japanese immigrants trying to make a living in San Francisco between 1904 and 1924 It gives a first hand account of events such as the 1906 earthuake a visit by president Taft the failure of the Golden Gate Bank the Panama Pacific International Exposition WWI the Spanish Flu the start of Prohibition the Alien Land Act etc It is worth reading by anyone interested in early San Francisco or the Japanese American immigrant experienceWritten in 52 2 page spreads it was intended to be serialized over a years worth of weekly newspapers but that never happened While it was exhibited in 1927 and then independently published it was largely forgotten until rediscovered translated and published in 1988 Part of that neglect may be due to the fact that it was written with a combination of Japanese and broken English and would be understood only by bilingual peopleEach 12 cel story ends with a gag The humor in these is primarily in the form of Japanese puns which don't work in English But serious themes are addressed as wellThis is probably not the first Graphic Novel Nor the first Gekiga Nor even the first comic to be made into a musical play which happened for this book in 2017 in San Jose And being unknown it probably had no influence on later works But it certainly pre dates Blackmark and It Rhymes with Lust and A Contract with God and so will be of interest to historians of comics For the general comic reading public I recommend it only if you also have an interest in San Francisco history

  5. Michael Michael says:

    An interesting look at Japanese immigrant history in San Francisco from 1906 1926 as published in 1931 This English translation edition has educational endnotes on the history of the time as well as explanations of some of the original Japanese jokes An introduction provides a general overview of the immigrant experience and about the original artistauthor and an afterword covers his life afterward There are a few bits that would not politically correctpolite now but these are put in context in the end notes They original is a fascinating view of the time and the translation and framing is interesting and educational

  6. Zack Zack says:

    Found this in a thrift store and it seemed really interesting It's a story of the writer and 3 of his friends and the experiences they had from 1904 1924 They were all immigrants from Japan who moved to the USA It was published in 1931 It's a fun way to get some background knowledge of the history of japanese immigration to SF around that time and it's funny at times Way better than reading a textbook A very interesting historical document

  7. Jane Jane says:

    YA Graphic Novel Japanese Experience in San Francisco from 1904 1924

  8. Pelks Pelks says:

    Read this book if you are interested in early 20th century Japanese American relations or if you are interested in the history of diary comics Fascinating and lovingly translated

  9. Atharv G. Atharv G. says:

    35 Stars As a work of fiction this is just okay The stories are occasionally humorous but ultimately most are ridiculous slap stick or some combination of the two Where this book's value really lies is in its portrait of the Japanese immigrant experience at the turn of the century in San Francisco Over the span of a few decades Kiyama's characters have some connection to nearly every major event that affects California's Japanese community As a historical record it is impressive in its attention to detail and just how particular it is to its specific community As a work of art it is uite innovative; it draws from both American and Japanese influences and was originally written as a bilingual text The characters did win me over by the end and I found myself shaking my head at their persistent naivete but always rooting for them to succeed This text is a valuable first hand account of the early Japanese immigrant experience while also managing to be an entertaining read

  10. Kylie Parker Kylie Parker says:

    A sort of historical fiction it tells the story of four Japanese immigrants and their struggles trying to make it big in San Francisco

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Manga Yonin Shosei ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Manga Yonin Shosei Author Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama – History Cartoons Asian American Studies Originally published in mixed Japanese and English in San Francisco in 1931 The Four Immigrants Manga is Henry Kiyama's visual chronicle of his immigrant experi History Cartoons Asian American Studies originally published in mixed Japanese and English in San Francisco in The Four Immigrants Manga is Henry Kiyama's visual chronicle of his immigrant experience in the United States Drawn in a classic gag strip comic book style this heartfelt Manga Yonin eBook ´ tale rediscovered translated and introduced by manga expert Frederick L Schodt is a fascinating entertaining depiction of early Asian American struggles.