To the Honorary Commercial Commissioners of Japan and the American Trade Experts at Ithaca Hotel, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Friday, October 8, 1909.

Ithaca, N.Y. 1909.

Cord-gathered booklet (18 x 14.5 cm.), [8] pages. Cover illustration. The 1909 Japanese business mission to the U.S. was three-month long trade visit to the U.S., the first large-scale delegation to the United States. It followed a visit to Japan one year earlier by American business leaders from Pacific Coast states. There were more than fifty members (with additional private secretaries and attendants) of the Japanese trade delegation, and they traveled to fifty-three cities, aboard a specially fitted “Million Dollar Train”. The mission was led by Eiichi Shibusawa, founder of more than five hundred Japanese businesses and civic organizations, including the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce, and considered to be the father of modern Japan. This dinner took place as the mission approached the half-way point of its journey. The meal showcased a number of local dishes, including Fried Cayuga Lake Yellow Perch, Broiled Cornell University Farm Spring Chicken on Toast, Potatoes Saratoga, and Cornell Club Cheese. Also on offer were Lynnhaven Oysters, and Broiled Live Lobster. An extensive list of those involved, both in the Japanese delegation and on the American side is included, right down to the groups that met the train on the platform, and the drivers of the vehicles from the train to Cornell. Stiff wrappers printed in brown, with tinted color image of Ithaca Falls pasted-down. A bit of light color bleeding throughout; adhesion marks from removal from an alum. Still, near very good or better.

Price: $100.00