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Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), red spine label, gilt letters, xi, 395 pp. Near-Fine, with light soiling to upper page edge; in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: Masonry formally began in Japan two years before the Meiji Restoration of 1868. This volume chronicles the century that followed, the growth of Masonry amid the development of modern Japan. Compiled from letters, personal memoirs, reports and pubished Proceedings and Transactions, this book speaks in the very words of the statesmen, soldiers and businessmen who, as visitors from beyond the seas, brought Masonic inspiration as part of their own heritage, or, as Japanese, assumed the spirtiual responsibilities of Masonry. Part One tells the story of the activieis of the pioneer Masonic Lodges and of the official hostility toward Masonry in the years before World War II. Part Two traces the beginning of present-day Masonic organizations during the years following the war, when Masonry was actively reestablishing itself under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines. The third part details the first years of the Grand Lodge of Japan. The Appendant Orders of Masonry are discussed in the last part. In no way a partisan account, this volume is the best, if not the only, factual record to date of Masonry in Japan during an important and fascinating period in history. The book contains 7 color plates and nearly 40 pages of black and white plates, illustrating the earliest Masons and their activities and the varied group of men in whom Masonry has been fortunate to find leadership in recent years.
Title: Masonry in Japan: The First One Hundred Years, 1866 to 1966. Compiled & Prepared by M. W. Bro. Nothea O. A. Peck, Past Grand Master, Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Japan.
Categories: Fraternal Organizations,
Publisher: Tokyo: The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Japan, MCMLXVI.:
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