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Saichero Fujita (1886-1976) 2nd Japanese Bahá’í, Accompanied ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to California

Saichero Fujita (1886-1976) 2nd Japanese Baha'i, Accompanied 'Abdu'l-Baha to California
Mount Carmel Haifa 1920

Saichero Fujita (1886-1976) became the second Japanese Bahá’í in the world when he embraced the Faith in Oakland, California in 1905. He met ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Chicago and was invited by to travel with him to California.

In 1919 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá invited Fujita to the Holy Land where he served until 1938; at that time Shoghi Effendi sent him home to Japan before WWII broke out. In 1955 he was invited back to Haifa and served there until his death in 1976.