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1002337General William Booth in Yokohama

William Booth (1829-1912), who had formed the Christian Salvation Army in England in 1865, paid his only visit to Japan in 1907. He visited Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo, Yokohama and Okayama and was given a rapturous reception wherever he went. He met many famous dignitaries including Goto Shimpei, Okuma Shigenobu and Oyama Iwao. He also had separate audiences with the Prime Minister and Emperor Meiji. 

Photographer: Karl Lewis Studio

Year: 1907


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