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The Society of the Way (Japanese: 道会(どうかい), Hepburn: Dōkai) is an indigenous Japanese "church" movement that was founded by Matsumura Kaiseki in 1907.[1] Pan-Asianist Ōkawa Shūmei was also a member.

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Indigenous Christian Movements in Japan[edit]


  1. ^ Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, 1920–Present Sven Saaler, Christopher W. A. Szpilman - 2011- Page 88 "For example, Matsumura Kaiseki (1859–1939), who in 1912 founded a new religious sect, the Society of the Way (Dōkai), of which Ōkawa Shūmei was also a member, also favored a synthesis of the same religions, while not under the banner "
  • ^ Suzuki, Studies of Trends in meiji Religious Thought.
  • ^ Matsumura, A Critique of Religions.