A Brief History of the District Grand Lodge of the Far East

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This is a digitized copy of the booklet "A Brief History of the District Grand Lodge of the Far East" published by the District Grand Lodge in 1961.

Nearly fifty years have passed since its publication and much of the material is no longer available in other published sources. Although Christopher Haffner's The Craft in the East provides a more encyclopedic overview of Freemasonry in the Far East, the Brief History supplies fascinating details of historical events specific to Scottish Freemasonry in China, Japan, and Korea.

Since the publication of the Brief History in 1961, Lodge Cosmopolitan No. 428 has been revived and two new lodges have been founded in Korea: Lodge Pusan No. 1675 and Lodge Harry S. Truman No. 1727.

In Japan, Lodge Hiogo and Osaka No. 498 continues to meet in Kirby Hall, situated in the grounds of the Kobe Club, but Lodge Star in the East No. 640 has moved no less than three times and now occupies a custom-built Temple within a short walk of the Yokohama Country and Athletic Club.

The copy of the booklet used for this digital scan was owned by Bro. Harvey Colton (1896–1984), RWM of Lodge Star in the East No. 640 in 1929.

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