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[Buddhist rituals at Nichiren shu Betsuin, Los Angeles, California, March 1964]

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[Buddhist rituals at Nichiren shu Betsuin, Los Angeles, California, March 1964]
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Los Angeles, Calif., March 1964


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


2 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, March 20, 1964, Japanese section.

Three men performing what appears to be a purification ritual learned from a visit to Nakayama in Chiba Prefecture of Japan, at the Nichiren Buddist Temple, or Nichiren shu Betsuin, in Los Angeles, California, March 1964. Three men in white loincloths stand on wooden platforms pouring buckets of water over their heads. Large wooden tubs sit on ground in front of them as they stand with their backs to viewer. Geta and slippers in foreground. The area is sectioned off with rope and folded white paper strung between bamboo poles. The men are identified: Arakawa,, Ryo Fujikawa, and Nakajo.

Typed on orignal envelope: Nichiren Church.

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