Toraji Makino accepting a bible from the American Missionary Association

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Caption on reverse [translation]: "100-year-old Japanese bible. Presentation ceremony on the 18th. (Kyoto) August 18, 1938. The American Missionary Assocation decided to give one of two Singaporean Gospel of John bibles, the oldest in the Japanese language, which had been kept at an American library, to Doshisha. The vice-president of that association, Fred Brownlee[?], arrived in Kyoto at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th, and from 1:00 pm at Doshisha University the presentation ceremony was held. Mr. Brownlee finished transferring it to President Makino of Doshisha. The bible, "the Gospel of John," is printed on Tang paper, 60 pages, with a yellow cover, and was published 100 years ago by a German missionary of the Dutch Missionary Assocation, who was teaching in Macao. It was published in Singapore and was the first bible printed in the Japanese language. The picture shows the presentation ceremony at Doshisha University."



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  • Brownlee, Fred
  • Makino, Toraji

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