Kanichi Yamamoto

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Kanichi Yamamoto (1879–1961) was the first Japanese Bahá'í. He joined the religion in 1902. Some of his children also decided to join the Bahá'í Faith.[1] Of Yamamoto, who heard of the Bahá'í Faith in Honolulu, `Abdu'l-Baha said,

"thou...art the single one of Japan and the unique one of the extreme Orient." [2]

Yamamoto remained a staunch and ardent Baha'i until his death in 1961.

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  1. ^ Memories of `Abdu'l-Baha, p. 5
  2. ^ `Abdu'l-Baha, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Baha Abbas, III, 714