Friday, August 07, 2015

The Great Sushi Craze of 1905

Did you think sushi arrived in the US in the 1960s along with far eastern religions and manga? You'd be wrong. Japanese restaurants were popular in the late 19th century and sushi appeared in North Dakota in 1905!

A Japanese restaurant in New York City in 1889

Society news from the Bismarck Tribune, May 11th, 1905. Mrs. M.H. Jewell 
and Mrs. F.L. Conklin serve the members of the Monday Club a Japanese meal.

In the first two decades of the 20th century, Americans enjoyed Japanese food so much that labor unions and American restaurant owners conspired to run the Japanese out of business and out of the country.

Read the entire story at this link


xoxoxoBruce said...

But it’s been eight days and no part 2.
Writhing on the floor, beating a tattoo with my feet, sobbing and screaming, “I want my part 2”! ;o)

The Nag said...

I'll make sure you get Part 2 , even if I have to write it myself.