Miyama Kanichi

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  • Born: 1847
  • Died: 1936

Miyama Kan'ichi was the first Christian minister to establish a Japanese Christian church in Hawaii. He did so in 1887, coming to Hawaii from a Methodist conference in San Francisco.

Miyama was responsible for the conversion to Christianity of a number of members of the Japanese community in Hawaii, including Japan's first Consul General to Hawaii, Andô Tarô. Miyama also established the Japanese Temperance Society in Hawaii in 1888, a cause strongly supported by Andô.


  • Franklin Odo and Kazuko Sinoto, A Pictorial History of the Japanese in Hawaii 1885-1924, Bishop Museum (1985), 77-78, 110.