Japanese Businessmen Arrive on the Oceanic

Year: 1876

In March 1876, six Japanese set off from Yokohama on the ship Oceanic. The men, who arrived in New York by way of San Francisco 40 days later, were commercial trainees recruited by Momotaro Sato. Pictured in front, L to R: Ryoichiro Arai, leading figure in the silk trade, co-founder of Nippon Club and Japan Society and the first Japanese golf player; Momotaro Sato, founder of Japanese Hinode Store; and Rinzo Masuda. Back, L to R: Touichi Suzuki; Toyo Morimura, founder of Morimura Brothers; and Chushichi Date.

Added Date: 08/19/2021