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Old 14-09-2014, 05:33 PM   #23
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Lightbulb Yoko hama Lodge

Originally Posted by thelonious View Post
From the website of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Japan:

It was during this period (the middle 19th century) that the first Masonic lodge was introduced to Japan. A military lodge called Sphinx Lodge No. 263, Irish constitutions, came to Japan with a detachment of the British 20th Regiment which arrived in Yokohama in 1864. While in Yokohama, the lodge held meetings and admitted civilian members. Being a military lodge however, it could not operate in Japan long. It held its last meeting in March 1866.

Meanwhile, those brethren living in Yokohama felt it desirable to form a lodge of their own and they petitioned for a formation of such a lodge to the United Grand Lodge of England. Thus the first local lodge, Yokohama Lodge No. 1092, came into being, holding the first regular meeting on June 26, 1866.
Interesting info, thanks for that...

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