Diaries of Masao Hashiura

Masao Hashiura was mayor of Oiwa Village in Tottori Prefecture and took a voyage to Brazil in 1927 as director of the Tottori Ken Kaigai Kyokai (Tottori Prefecture Overseas Association) who was in charge of reception locally in the Alianca Settlement. He was the elderly brother of Yasuo Hashiura (folklorist and painter). These diaries recorded the conditions and feelings of Japanese people in an outlying regions of São Paulo in the wartime and the post-war period until the Japanese community was split into those believing in a victory and those accepting the defeat. The diaries for September 27, 1941 - July 21, 1942. are placed in its entirety here. The original diaries are held by the Center for Japanese-Brazilian Studies in São Paulo, and the copies held by the library are supposed to be manuscript copies of them.

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