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EARLY KCNA HISTORY

1919  
February

Mr. & Mrs. Bunjiro Hirayama and his mother Iso established Konko Kyo Association in Seattle, Washington.

  Mr. Eiji Ueda established the Konko Kyo Shinto Kai of Seattle.
   

1923

 
March 22

Konko Kyo Tacoma Association established in Tacoma, Washington.

  Mr. Kamekichi Otsubo of Tacoma studied at Konko Kyo Minister's College, Japan; ordained as Konko Kyo Minister (Tacoma).
   

1926

 
May 16
Rev. Kokichi Katashima, President of Konko Kyo Young Men's Association in Japan, visited North America and Hawaii for inspection of Konko Kyo activities.

The Konko Kyo Association in Seattle unified with the Konko Kyo Shinto Kai and was renamed Konko Kyo Seattle Mamichi Kai at 809 King Street.

July
Konko Kyo Los Angeles Mamichi Kai was established.
   

1927

 
March

President of Konko Kyo Los Angeles Mamichi Kai, Mr. Torakichi Torigoe and his wife returned to Japan.

June 26
Konko Kyo Seattle Mamichi Kai's 1st Anniversary Service.
   

1928

 
July 10
Rev. Rikimastu Hideshima in America (Seattle) for missionary work.
August 8

Konko Church of Seattle established (809 King St.)

Rev. Rikimatsu Hideshima, Head Minister.

   

1929

 
November 18

Konko Church of Tacoma established (1509 South Tacoma St.) 

Rev. Kamekichi Otsubo, Head Minister.

 

   
 

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