[Nichiren group at Rafu Shimpo, Los Angeles, California, October 1958]
Los Angeles, Calif.,
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.
1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.
Published in Rafu Shimpo, October 13, 1958.
Seven Nichiren Buddhist priests gathered for the commemoration of 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Nichiren Shu Beikoku Betsuin, also known as Nichiren Buddhist temple of East Los Angeles, stand in front of Rafu Shimpo office in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, October 1958. Six men in dark suits and sash with Buddhist circular design stand with hands clasped in front holding juzu, prayer beads in front of building, "Rafu Shimpo, L. A. Japanese Daily News." Older man in white shirt and eyeglasses stands at far left. They are identified (left to right): Richo Noritake, Mr. Sugita, Mr. Ikeda, Kaikyo Socho Arakawa, Mr. Aoyagi, and Mr. Yasuda.
Typed on original negative envelope: Nichiren Group at Rafu Shimpo.
A memorial for the original founder of the sect was held on the previous Saturday and Sunday at Nichirenshu Minobesan Beikoku Betsuin, which was marking the 45th year since its establishment. (05.02.2008 cht).
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