Saturday, May 16th: The “distinguished passengers” arrive in Kobe
|South China Morning Post, May 26, 1936|
The Chaplin party arrived aboard the SS President Coolidge, not the Kashima Maru, as stated in the article. They will proceed to Yokohama following a short, one-day side trip to Kyoto. I’ll have more on that tomorrow. This visit was their second to Japan during this tour. They made a very brief stop in Yokohama and Tokyo back in March.
Chaplin paid his first visit to Kobe almost exactly four years before on May 14th, 1932.
Day By Day: 1936: A document of one full year of Chaplin’s life.