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[Hollywood Buddhist Matrons installation ceremony at Nishi Hongwanji Temple, Los Angeles, California, June 13, 1959]
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Los Angeles, Calif., June 13, 1959

(96.267.684)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, July 2, 1959

Seven women with candles and Buddhist priest at the installation ceremony of the Hollywood Buddhist Matrons at Nishi Hongwanji in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, June 13, 1959. Seven women in knee-length dresses stand in an angled row holding lit candles and juzu, Buddhist rosaries, in a Buddhist temple. Man in Buddhist robes and vestments over shirt and necktie stands on raised platform of Buddhist altar behind women at left. Closed piano in background right. They are identified (left to right): Mary Kunihiro, publicity chairman; Lilly Yamashita, corresponding secretary; Marienne Sone, president; Meiko Murakami, treasurer; Hatsue Iwasaki, corresponding secretary; Michi Kakiba, vice president; Fujiko Izumi, social welfare chairman; and Reverend Tetsuo Teramoto, advisor, in back.

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Typed on original negative envelope: Hollywood Buddhist Matron Installation Ceremony.

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