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


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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.


http://japan-freemasons.org/modules/...php?pagenum=13
Interesting info, thanks for that...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_Peace_a_Chance
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...=221384&page=5

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