Among the early teaching conferences in
Japan was this one in Kyoto in September 1956. Fifty-eight adults and fifteen
children attended. A greeting was sent to the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi. His
answering cable was: "Deeply appreciate message. Welcome renewed dedication.
Fervently supplicating great victories."
About half of the attendants were Japanese, the rest were American and
Persian pioneers. Most of the children were Persian.
Miss Alexander is sitting in the second row, second from the left, between
Mrs. Torii and Mrs. MacDonald.