by / on August 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm / in The Protestant Missions

First Baptism's: Yano Riuzan and Murata Wakasa and Ayabe in Nagasaki! (May 1866)

In November, 1864, occurred the first recorded baptism on Japanese soil of a Protestant Christian. Rev. J. H. Ballagh has given the following account of this person. (* Missionary Herald, 1864, p. 6g.) “Yano Riuzan, a shaven-headed Buddhist, a yabu-isha or quack doctor, who held an inferior position, was selected by the Shogun’s Council of State for a language teacher […]

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