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Joseph Sakunoshin Motoda (died 1928), Bishop of Tokyo

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Joseph Sakunoshin Motoda was ordained in America in 1893, after studying at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, New York. He later became the first person of Japanese heritage to become an Anglican Bishop, when he was consecrated as Bishop of Tokyo in 1923. Motoda believed in the necessity of educating a native ministry and founding a semi-autonomous church in Japan. During a visit to England in 1928 he preached at Canterbury Cathedral.

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Joseph Sakunoshin Motoda

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, circa 1920s
NPG x159318