JanOP1-268:1 As the building of the Christian Church at Gotemba appears
the background of the sacred form of Mt. Fuji, so the social order of the
church in Japan is appearing against an ancient background.
JanOP1-261:3 Play representing children of all nations receiving light
from Christ lighted candle. (The girl standing in front center)
International day of Religious Education Dept. Feb. 25, 1934. Ai Kei
Gakuen, Tokyo, Japan.
JanOP1-260:1 May Day at Fukuoka Jo Gakko, Fukuoka, Japan.
JanOP1-260:2 High school girls make the school emblem. The group in the
center make Living and the truncated cross at the same time makes "water."
Every girl wears this symbol on a pin. Nagasaki, Japan.
JanOP1-258:1 Small group of the senior girls at Fukuoka Jo Gakko, Japan.
(Taken in one of the city parks.)
JanOP1-258:2 The graduating class entertaining the faculty at dinner,
which they prepare themselves. Served in the dining room of the dormitory.
Notice low tables cushions box brazier. Dinner is over, the play program
is a about to begin. Seniors of the Methodist Girls High School. Fukuoka,
JanOP1-258:3 Faculty Methodist Girls High School. Fukuoka Jo Gakko, Japan.
JanOP1-257:1 Women's Foreign Missionary Society School celebration its 50th anniversary in May 1935.
Fukuoka Jo Gakko, Japan.
JanOP1-257:2 Fukuoka girls.
JanOP1-257:3 The Senior class trip for five years the class sets aside so
much money per month for this trip when they are seniors. They visit
places of historical interest and are away six days. It's a great event in
their lives. Methodist Girls High School. Fukuoka, Japan.
37173 One of the wards of the hospital. Ayabe Silk Filiature, Japan.
37174 Miss Tsuda, principal of Joshi Eigakujuku school, Tokyo. Behind her
is the map of Japan with flags showing the various places at which
graduates of her school are teaching. Miss Tsuda is a graduate of Bryn
Maur. Tokyo, Japan.
37176 Mr. Kabayashi standing by the side of a bust of his father, the
founder of the Lion Tooth-powder Company. This company has inaugurated an
extensive system of welfare and educational work among its employee, and
borrowed a plan from Clarke and Son of Chicago, by which, when tooth-powder
wrappers are returned, they make a certain contribution to various
philanthropies, including the Okayama Orphanage. Something over 200,000
Yen has already been contributed in this way by the company, Japan.
37118 Young girls learning to spin silk. In the Ayabe Filiature there is
a department devoted to the training of young girls. They receive six or
eight months training with some school privileges supplied by the company
before they become regular employees. Japan.
JanOP1-218:1 Mita Methodist Church. Pastor Rev. J. Harade, sitting
(middle left of front row.) Minister for the day Rev. J.C. Holmes,
standing in front of gate post, (insert upper righthand corner) J.V. Martin
English class leader. Tokyo, Japan. March, 1929.
JanOP1-197:1 Buddha provides yards about his temples and they love him.
We must get playgrounds for the children. A boy will play somewhere and we
can get his a place to stretch his limbs. If this is the church yard he
loves the church.
JanOP1-197:2 The older daughter always cares for the next comer. It is a
constant game of leap frog. The older shows the younger the world over her
shoulder. The burden bearer often plays runs and jumps but the little tot
sleeps on and runs at the nose.
JanOP1-196:1 Asakusa Temple grounds, the most lively temple in Japan.
Here they sell all kinds of things, toys, cakes, hair pins, etc. Did not
Jesus clean out a temple once engaged in buying and selling? Tokyo temple
can stand this same kind of house cleaning.
JanOP1-196:2 Another wagon or car in which we go to our country
appointments. E.R. Bull, Japan.
JanOP1-194:1 Jozo is the compassionate helper of those in trouble. He is
the patron of travellers pregnant women and of children. His image is
often heaped with pebbles, which serve in the other world to relieve the
labors of the young who have been robbed of their garments by the hag
named, Shozuka-mo-baba, and then set by her to perform the endless task of
piling stones on the bank of the river Saino-Kawara, the Buddhist Styx.
JanOP1-194:2 Shinkaichi street, Kobe, Japan. The name of the street is
"New Opened Ground." It was a river before it was a street as can be
verified by the present appearance. Building to the left is a theatre,
note the attractive signs. Methodism builds character in this same town by
means of a fine big school, namely, Kwansei Gakuin, 1,500 enrolled.
JanOP1-193:1 Kiyomizu Dera, Kyoto. From you one gets a fine view of the
old capital city. The sacred image of the 11 faced 1,000 handed Goddess
of mercy, a little over 5 ft. high, is shown once every 33 years.
JanOP1-193:2 Kiyomizu Dera, Kyoto. Here is one of the 25 places sacred to
Honen Shonin, a great Buddhist close by is a shed containing 100 images of
Jizo Sama - quaint little images with colored bibs for which childless
people or people whose children are dead have a special devotion.
JanOP1-192:1 A Japanese laboring man with his pipe of peace.
JanOP1-192:2 Cormorant fishing, as done on Nagara River, Gifu Province,
Japan. This method is practiced at night and by torch-light. "There are
to begin with 4 men to each of the seven boats, one of whom at the stern,
has no duty but to manage the craft. In the bow stands the master known by
his peculiar hat and handles no less than 12 birds. In the middle is
another man who handles about 4 birds only. There is also the "Kako" or
the man who makes the clatter which keeps the birds going. This method of
catching fish and then making them disgorge is a most interesting one as
JanOP1-190:1 The "Goju no to or," pagoda at Nara Capital of Japan from 700-
784 A.D. The city has now dwindled down to one tenth of its former size.
In this town the Methodist Episcopal Church recently launched a great movement to double
the membership of the native church. The pagoda is often seen on grounds
surrounding a Buddhist temple.
JanOP1-190:2 Sign at Kagoshima, Japan. Apr. 1921, announcing that Bishop
Herbert Welch will show the Centenary films taken at Columbus at a Japanese
church conducted at a missionary's home. Entrance to be seen to the right.
Home of E.R. Bull.
JanOP1-184:1 May 1919 Banquet to Bishop and Mrs. Welch by officers of
Aoyama Gakuin - Left to right, Abe (Drew graduate), dormitory sup't, next
the reregistrar Dr. Ishizaka, Dean of Academy E.T. Iglehart, associate Dean
of college, Mrs. Iglehart, Pres. and Mrs. Takagi, Bishop and Mrs.
Kawashiri, College pastor a Drew man, Dr. A.D. Berry, Dean of Theological
JanOP1-179:1 The Torii seen in the foreground of this picture once marked
the broad approach to the Shinto Shrine. It is now almost covered over
with the lava and pemiston thrown out by the volcano at Sakurajima,
JanOP1-179:2 Home of Rev. Earl R. Bull. Kagoshima, Japan.
JanOP1-179:3 Grave of Saburori Kunojo and Sabunri-ku Doishichi, and one
JanOP1-179:4 Touring in Northern Japan. Mid-stream on a flat boat. June
5, 1918. Japan.
JanOP1-150:1 Christian funeral in Japan of the daughter of Dr. Makoto
Ishihara, Fukuoka, Japan, who just previous to this sad experience accepted
Christ and was baptized. Pastor - Rev. Nakamura Kinji, Missionary, Rev.
69656 Tomb of 3,333 Christians buried in the Island of Amakusa, Kyushu,
Japan. For the full meaning of the inscription on the stone, see
"Transaction s of Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. VII, Part III."
64228 Christians on the Bamboo Cross, others being beheaded. One of the
methods of extermination of Christians in 17th Century as practiced at
Nagasaki, Kyusha, Japan. The heads which had been cut off were usually
taken to the city, placed on poles erected in the heart of the city, as
warnings to those living that a like fate awaited those who believed in the
God of the hated foreigners.
JanOP1-148:2 Tomb of one of the Catholic priests placed in prison 200
years ago, and after long confinement passed away. This was but one of the
methods of extermination. (Note the peculiar hat at top of the stone.)
JanOP1-148:3 A sign erected by the Nagasaki Historical Society, Japan,
which states that at this place 250 years ago, 3,300 Christians were
buried. These Christians were killed in the battle at Hara Castle. The
heads were served from the bodies and exposed on bamboo poles erected in
the city. The bodies of the 10,000 killed were buried in three places,
nemely, Shimabara, Amakusa, and here in Nagasaki.
45469 A Christian funeral in the rice fields of Kyushu. Note the bier and
its covering and the ripe rice. Words of Scripture are printed on the
banners attached to the tall poles. This was the first Christian funeral
in that section of the Island of Kyushu. A new interest has been awakened
in newspaper. Evangelism in Japan and instruction carried on by mail, the
group of inquirers usually joining to study the Gospel agree to call a
Christian minister in case of death. In this case the deceased was
studying Christianity by correspondence when visited by the "Hand of Death."
JanOP1-145:1 Methodist Church Congregation in the park at Naha, Loo Choo
Islands. This church established in 1892 by the Home Mission Society of
the Japanese Methodist Church at Naha is the mother of all work in Loo
Choo. Number of active Christians in the whole Loo Chooan District was 774
in March 1918. This church pays $12.50 monthly on the Pastor's salary and
also all other expenses. Present pastor, Mr. Kimura. (Naha is the capital
of the province and therefore has many prominent Japanese Officials and
JanOP1-144:1 The largest Bible class in Japan. The teacher is Miss Myra
B. Moon of Aoyama Gakuin, Tokyo. Usual attendance is 150. Twenty three
were baptized between Jan. and May of this year. A more detailed
description of the work and organization of this class appeared in the
Japan Evangelist within the past 10 months.
JanOP1-143:1 Kindergarten children presenting then Thanksgiving Offerings
for the Orphans in Orphanage connected with Kwassui Girl's School,
Nagasaki, to Miss Elizabeth Russell, Superintendent, who is 82 years old
and still very active in the work.
60303 Kagoshima, Kyushu Meth. Church Sabbath School. In the rear is the
large new shrine built to the Shimadzu family, who have ruled Satsuma for
hundreds years. This congregation has been for some years one of the
twenty nine self supporting Methodist Churches in Japan. It has eight
Christians. Doctors of medicine in its membership. June 1918.
44881 A missioanry in a tent meeting. One of a service of seven day's
meetings, in Kagoshima Kyushu, Japan. Tent furnished by Dr. Torrey, Los
Angeles, Calif. Usually 400-500 children at meetings following the closing
of the day schools. Located in the heart of the city. Speaker, Rev. E.R.
Bull. Mr. Aoki of the Evangelist Band of Japan was soloist and also an
effective speaker to children.
JanOP1-136:2 Church and Kyudosha (Inquirers) at Kushikino, Kagoshima Ken
(Province), Japan. A mission appointment which is about 2 years old. Some
of this village walked last Christmas to Sendai Church to see their
Christmas exercises at Sendai and not being able to return on the train
walked back to their home town, singing Christian songs, arriving at 4 a.m.
JanOP1-135:1 Awase: Rev. E.R. Bull, missionary in charge of work in Loo Choo Islands, Japan. The crowd has assembled about an old shrine where the ancestors have worshiped for centuries. Last year, Rev. Bull preached to 2,000 in the public square of this town and the citizens called a second meeting, and asked for a second service. They promised to give use of the club house as a church if work were started there.
64939 Christians in Awase, Loo Choo Islands. Rev. Earl R. Bull, Methodist missionary, preached to 2,000 people in public square of this village in 1917. There are now (1918) 50 strong Christians in this village and in Kuba which is close by. (See previous picture, and page.)
62016 Awase: Rev. E.R. Bull, missionary in charge of work in Loo Choo Islands, Japan. The crowd has assembled about an old stone shrine where the ancestors of these islanders have worshiped their forbears for centuries. Last year, Rev. Bull preached to 2,000 in the public square of this town and the citizens called a second meeting in the city club house and asked for a second service. They promised to give the use of the club house as a church if work were started there. A gift of $50 has been received from the Blair Co. Industrial Home (Williamsbury, Penn) and by getting a preacher's salary from other sources. A young Evangelist was sent to Awase for one year. This special gift will last for one year only. We trust that some one will help continue the work in Awase, Loo Choo.
JanOP1-128:1 Royal Castle of Loo Chooan King, Shuri, Loo Choo Islands.
This building shows the great influence the Chinese had on this old
kingdom, i.e., the large round posts, the preponderance of red, the nature
of the wood engraving, and the numerous dragons on roof and elsewhere. Now
being used by the Japanese Government as a school for boys.
JanOP1-127:1 Two Shinto priests carrying their shrine about.
64495 San-ju Sangendo. The Temple of 33,333 images of Kwannon, the
Goddess of Mercy, Kyoto. No two of these images have the same arrangement
of hands and articles held in them. Each image is five feet high and
represents the eleven faced thousand handed Kwannon. The temple dates from
1266 A.D. and is 57 ft. by 389 ft. long.
45470 Binzuru Sama. It is said that Buddha confessed on him the power to
cure all human ills. For this reason believers rub the image of Binzuru on
that part which may be causing them pain in their own bodies, and then rub
themselves in the hope of obtaining relief and thus it comes about that
such images are often found with the limbs partly worn away, and the
features nearly obliterated. Binzuru is a highly popular object of worship
with the lower classes and his image is often to be seen adorned by his
devotees with a red or yellow hood, a bib, and mittens.
JanOP1-126:2 Great Buddha at Kamakura, Japan. "A statue cold set and
moulded in colossal clam." Dates from 1252 A.D. Eyes are of pure gold.
The image is formed of sheets of bronze cast separately brazed together and
finished off on the outside with the chisel. The hollow interior of the
image contains a small shrine, and a ladder leads up into the head. Height
49 ft. 7 in., circum 97 ft. 2 in., Length of Eye 3 ft. 11 in., Length from
knee to knee 35 ft. 8 in.
45840 Jiso, the compassionate Buddhist helper of those who are in trouble.
His image is often heaped with pebbles, which serve in the other world to
relieve the labours of the young who have been robbed of their garments by
the hag named Sho-zuka-no-baba and then set by her to perform the endleess
task of piling up stones on the banks of the river Sai-no-Kawara the
Buddhist Styx. The similarity of the two names Jiso and Jesus is
suggestive but the only connection that both are lovers of children.
JanOP1-124:1 Approach to a temple in Japan. Note relics of Russo-Japanese
JanOP1-124:2 Approach to Shinto Shrine. Stone lantern on the side.
JanOP1-124:3 A shrine in a cave. Shintoism is a compound of nature
worship and ancestor worship. With moral teaching Shitoism does not
concern itself, "Follow your natural impulses and obey Mikado's decrees."
Such is the sum of its theory of human duty. Preaching forms no part of
its institutions, nor are the rewards and punishments of a future-life used
as incentives to right conduct. The continued existence of the dead is
believed in; but whether it is a condition of joy or pain, is nowhere
declared. from time to time new names are added to the pantheon gods.
JanOP1-123:2 Anamori No Inari near Tokyo. Thousands of Toriis which a
sudden burn of piety erected to Inari, the Goddess of Rice also called "Uga-
no-mitama." The fox, whose image is always found in her temple, is her
servant or messenger, though the more ignorant worshippers take that wily
beast for the goddess herself. There is some confusion with regard to the
sex of Inari, who is occasionally represented as a bearded man.
JanOP1-112:1 Mr. Ohara, President of the large Hurashiki Silk Mills. For
details of welfare work carried on within his mills, see the Christian
Movement of 1914 and 1915.
JanOP1-112:2 Kobayashi Tomijiro, President of the Lion's Tooth Powder Co.,
Tokyo. (See Christian mevement for 1914 and 15 for details of the welfare
work in his plant.) His yearly donations to charity, amounts up into many
thousands of Yen. His policy:"Christian Love is the girdle of all morals."
69645 Col. Oshima of Kumamoto, Kyushu. One of the flaming evangelists in
Southern Japan. Retired from active service in the Army of Japan, but very
active in the Army of Christ.
69646 Saburo Shimada, Tokyo. Born 1852 in a humble family attached to the
Shogun, Tokyo. In 1868 he went to Shizuoka where he entered the Military
School at Numanzu. Four years later he went to Tokyo as an assisstant in
the Translating Bureau of the Department of Finance. After two years
there, he went to Yokohama and studied English under Rev. Brown soon
becoming the Chief editor of the Yokohama Daily News. In 1880 he became
the Secretary of the Educational Dept. Two years afterwards the proprietor
and Editor-in-chief of the Tokyo Mainichi, one of the powerful dailies of
the capital. In 1891 he was elected as a member of the Diet from Yokohama
City, four years later becoming the Vice President of the Diet, and in 1895
was mede President of the Diet. There is today no more powreful speaker in
the Diet than this defender of righteousness and leader of Temperance.
64943 Okada Bunji, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Dept., Tokyo. He
writes:"Aoyama Gakuin, Tokyo, is the school which gave me both mental and
scientific refinement in a most thorough manner therefore my heart is full
of gratitude to the school."
64941 Kunisawa Shimbei, Vice President of South Manchurian Railway,Dairen. Alumnus of Aoyama Gakuin, Tokyo, and perhaps holds the highest positon of any Alumnus of Aoyama. Aoyama, of which Methodism is justly proud, could accept only 200 out of 390 in the MIddle School Dept. in 1918. Why cannot every boy be given what he wants? Dr. Goucher paid $6,000 which was then about the same figure in Yen, for the 25 acres in the fall of 1882. Was it not a good investment? $500,000 could be obtained for it today. The Goucher faith much continue.
64942 Ume Tsuda with the statement in her own hand writing as follows;"Only by Christian Education can the women of Japan be elevated and saved."
90206 Liet. Colonel Yamamuro Gumpei, Tokyo. In 1915 received the decoration of Legion of Honor in recognition of his 20 years of labor with the Salvation Army of Japan. Born in 1872 in Okayama Province. In 1887 came to Tokyo with 8 cents in his pocket. Converted at an open air meeting. Hearing of Joseph Niijima and Doshisha at Kyoto, he went to Kyoto, entered, studied amid great difficulties, graduated and labored with Mr. Ishii in his great work for orphans in Okayama. Was introduced to the Salvation Army Officers from England in 1895, and started to work with them. Author of "The Common People's Gospel," now in its 128th thousand and scores of other books and tracks. In Aug. 1917 visited the Japanese on the Pacific Coast holding 48 meetings in 15 centers, bringing 850 to the foot of the Cross.
69658 Baron Kanda Naibu, Tokyo. Emeritus Prof. of Tokyo Higher Commercial
School, member of House of Peers. Born in 1857. Proceeded to U.S.A.
Studied in America until 1884. After graduation at Amherst Mass. was
appointed Professor in Tokyo Imperial University. Holder of 3rd rank and
2nd order of Order of Rising Sun Decoration. He cherishes the memory of
American life having spent his youth among the best of educated New England
people. Further, "The necessity of belief of some sort is being felt more
and more by all educationalists in Japan. Aoyama Gakuin should develop
into a Christian University of the liberal type, and not an old fashioned
mission school. This kind of Christian education should be encouraged and
69659 Hon. Nemoto Sho, Tokyo. "The Neal Dow" of the Japanese Temperance
Movement; Prominent Christian. Wearer of Imperial Decoration; for many
years a fighter on behalf of righteousness in the Imperial Diet. A
69660 Baron Sakatani Yoshiro, Tokyo. New Financial Adviser to the Chinese
Government. He writes:"Although I am not a Christian, I believe that
Christianity is the best religion in the world at present and I very much
approve of its doctrines."
77569 Dr. V. Uzaki, President of Chinzei Boys School, Nagasaki, Japan and
his wife and children. Considered by Many to be the most capable man in
all Japanese Methodism.
64940 Umikichi Yoneyama, Tokyo Director of the Mitsui Bank. Donor of
$1,000 towards the new home built by Japanese friends for Bishop Merriam C.
Harris, Aoyama, Tokyo. Student in Aoyama Gakuin in 1884-85.
69503 Hon. Ando Taro, Christian, decorated by the Emperor and leader of
Temperance Work of any note in Japan. Publisher of the National Temperance
Magazine "Kuni No Hikari" (Light of the Country). Note page 1, 2, and 3 in
the magazine Kuni No Hikari, Mar. 1, 1917, telling of the church built and
given to Japan Meth. Church.
69219 Vioscount Kentaro Kaneko, born in Kyushu, graduate of Harvard
University in 1878, with a degree of L.L.D. Chief Secretary to House of
Peers, Vice Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Commerce, Minister of
Justice and now President of the American Japanese Association. One of the
lovers of America. While in New England he searched every church in Boston
seeking to find the truth but when he left the hub, a graduate from
Cambridge, his mind was in confusion and discord. He now believes that
Buddhism is a superior philosophy but that Christianity is superior as a
life. This great statesman is constantly doing all he can, to extent the
influence of Christianity.
JanOP1-106:1 Hampei Nagao, Superintendent of the Central Division of the
Imperial R.R. and a strong leader of the Temperance Hosts. June 1918.
55541 Ebara Soroku, member of the House of Peers. In May 1918 this grand
old man of Christianity had his 77th birthday. At that time a number of
his prominent friends presented him with a gift of $100,000 for the Ebara
Educational Fund. Mr. Ebara has given so much of time and money to
Christian Education that he has reduced himself to a comparatively poor
man. Ten years ago he took up a school which was being disposed of and has
made it one of the most popular in Tokyo. He is the possession of the
decoration called " The Sacred Treasure: Third Order" but he is often found
riding in the third class railroad cars on his way to hold some
44133 Kamematsu Oki Omuta, Kyushu, Japan - a converted Christain.
64945 Col. Hirayama Haruhisa, Student of Aoyama Theological School, Tokyo,
aged 46 years. Desires to become a preacher of Meth. Church. Works as an
evangelist with tongue and pen. Holder of Order of the Golden Kite was
wounded in Russo-Japanes War. Was General Staff Officer in headquarters of
General Kuroki. Was retired in 1916 from standing army. He believes that
it was because of his Christian Faith. Now appointed by the Japanese
Y.M.C.A. with Dr. Nitobe on the commission to carry funds and a message of
cheer and fellowship to the soldiers of the Allies in France.
69222 Baron Morimura Ichizaemon, Tokyo. Writes, "Altho I have gained
wealth and fame as a foreign trade merchant in my 82 years, I believe that
the most successful step I have ever taken was when I became Christian at
the age of 80." The Baron in many times a millionaire. He was baptized
recently by a convered murderer Y. Kochi. This criminal spent 23 years in
prison, was converted and has been for many years one of the great
evangelistic forces in Japan.
69649 Nagao Hampei, Tokyo, at his office desk in the offices of the
Imperial Railroad. His testimony; "Faith without works is dead." - Feb. 6,
69647 Miss Tomi Faruta, Conference Evangelist for Women's Foreign Missionary Society in Eastern
69221 Madame Hirooka Osako, Osaka, Japan. One of the richest women of
Japan; member of the famous Mitsui family, an evangelist who has toured
Japan many times preaching with earnestness the Gospel of Christ. She
writes, "There is no way to awaken the world of women, but to zealously
give them the religion of Christ."
JanOP1-102:1 Other welfare buildings, Gunsei Seishi Kwaisha, Ayabe.
69505 Factory meeting of the Fuji Boseki Company, Oyama Shizuoka Province, Japan. In 1903, the Japan Meth. Church started two small preaching places here with fair success. In April, 1917 Baron Morimura and a reformed criminal, Y. Kochi (a man of wonderful experience and power) came to this village and held meetings which resulted in the conversion of the Company's
manager Mr. Watanabe. This has resulted in the whole factory being opened up to Christian work. From Nov. 1917 to May 1918, Rev. Hiroshi Serizawa had sold 1,300 copies of the Sacred Word, witnessed the conversion of 150, and had 200 inquirers come forward. His church which has been largely developed from among the employees of this company, carries on a Y.M.C.A.,
a Temperance Society and other forms of Christian Work.
JanOP1-95:1 First process of packing tea, Fuji Tea Co., Shizuoka, Japan.
JanOP1-95:2 Weighing and nailing up boxes of tea, Fuji Tea Co., Shizuoka,
Japan. This company carries on various kind of welfare work. (See
Christian Movement) They take the nature of a night school, lectures base
ball contests, tennis tournaments, picnics for all the employees.
JanOP1-83:1 Reiheiishi Kaido, Nikko. The highway lined with ancient
cryptomerias for twenty miles. So called the Mikado used to travel along
it, bearing gifts from his Imperial master to be offered at the mausoleum
1870 A jar in which the Loo Chooan dead are buried.
62701 Two out for a "riki" ride.
JanOP1-75:3 Japanese pilgrim returning from a visit to the top of peerless
Fuji. The nine care takers in charge of as many rest stations on the
ascent, burn on the walking sticks the names of their stations to show that
the trip has actually been made. The ascent is usually made between the
15th of July and 15th of Sept. as c***s fear taking the trip as long as
there is any snow on the grass. In former years women were debarred from
ascending to the top of all these sacred peaks. In some localities the
rule is still enforced. The height is 12,365 ft. Last eruption took place
between Dec. 16, 1707 and Jan. 22, 1708.
JapOP1-63:1 Children at play in front of a Shinto Shrine. The yard almost
always to be found in front of the Shrine and Buddhist Temple furnishes the
children of Japan their best palyground, which makes it the most natural
thing in the world for the child to step into the temple, or the Sabbath
School, conducted by the priests on Sundays. We Christians can give the
Japanese churches funds, in order that they can success fully complete with
the temples. Kindergartens, playgrounds, and gymnasiums must not be
neglected in order to win the youth of the Far East.
60009 Another group in the yard surrounding the shrine.
78464 Wrapped together like one two-headed child they live. The older
sister shows the one who followed her the world over her shoulder, thus
making it a perpetual game of leap frog. If the older sister runs on
plays, the head of the little one bobs as perpetually as the clock pendulum.
JapOP1-62:2 Two visitors enter the sick room. Note one carries his
Japanese lantern, "We are so sorry that it hurts."
JapOP1-58:1 The Y.M.C.A. Hall in the plant of the Fuji Tea Co. Shizuoka,
JapOP1-58:2 Teh ladies of the Methodist Church, Naha Loo Choo Islands
(Note the difference between the native Loo Chooans and Japanese ladise.
In rear at right Church and the two story parsonage, Naha. There is a debt
of $1,250 on this property with 10% interest on the loan.)
JapOP1-57:1 Funeral at Rev. E.R. Bull's of a boy 18 years of age. His
mother and father and sister were baptized in the home of Rev. Bull,
Kagoshima, Japan. All the services of this new church, even funerals are
held in the home of the missionary. The casket was about 36 inches square,
as the dead was buried sitting in Japanese fashion.
JapOP1-57:2 Mrs. Bull's singing class (wife of Rev. E.R. Bull) of
Kagoshima, Japan. The students are from the city middle school for girls
and from the private middle school of Baroness Shimadzu. A number from
this class have been baptized.
JapOP1-55:1 The avenue lined with stone lanterns, Nara, Japan.
JapOP1-55:2 "Kei ten ai jin," the famous motto of General Saigo Takamori,
one of the greatest men of Satsuma, Kyushu, Japan. (Meaning love men and
reverence Heaven) This was written by Gen. Saigo himself and is one of the
treasures of Kagoshima, where he lived and died.
JapOP1-7:1 "On the Road," Mr. Will Schwarts, Mr. Elder, and Mrs. Bull in
JapOP1-7:2 A snake-breeder's front window in Nagoya City. This snakes is
the mamushi, the only poisonous snake in Japan. It is bred by this man by
thousands to be used as medicine. When grown it is put into a bottle such
as those here used. Alcohol enough to fill the bottle is pured in and
after standing for a time it is used for both external and internal
maladies. This is Nagoya in the 20th century.