Shanghai Rotary Club circa 1930’s

This photo is of the Shanghai Rotary Club, taken in Gordon Park, the site of the “Friendship Tree.”

Photo, courtesy of provisional Rotary Club of Shanghai

Tokyo, Japan 1935

Paul Harris planting a tree in Tokyo, on the grounds of the Imperial Hotel, as Jean Harris, RI president Robert E. Lee Hill, RI Director Tsunejiro Miyaoka and others look on. The hotel was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Paul Harris in Shanghai, 1935

Paul Harris writes* “On our return to the city I was given the privilege of planting a tree in Gordon Park. Several officials of the city and many Rotarians were present.”

Harris traveled to Hawaii, Japan and China in 1935 with the current president of RI, Robert E. Lee Hill of Missouri. RID Tsunejiro Miyaoka, Tokyo was also present.