[Fourth annual California Young Buddhist League (C.Y.B.L.) convention, San Jose, California, March 29-31, 1940]
San Jose, Calif.,
March 31, 1940
Buddhist Churches of America Archives
1 photographic print : b&w;
Panoramic portrait of fourth annual California Young Buddhist League (C.Y.B.L.) convention participants, San Jose, California, March 29-31, 1940. Young people are arranged in several rows in front of a large white building with five arches. First row consists of men kneeling or sitting on the ground; second row is seated; remaining rows consist of people standing. Men wear suits and most women are in light colored blouses or wear jackets. Noboru Ishitani sits in the first row and is the first man sitting cross-legged. Masayoshi Itatani sits directly below the Bay District banner; 3 people sit between him and Carl Sato (?), and 2 people to the R are 19 ministers seated in second row and are identified: Rev. S. Kosaka, Rev. S. Sakow (?), Rev. Y. Iwanaga, Rev. Joshin Motoyoshi, Rev. Daisho Tana (?), Rev. G. Kimura (?), Bishop R. Matsukage (wearing vestment), Rev. E. Shigefuji, Rev. Sesho Sasaki, Rev. S. Sanada (?), Rev. Enryo Unno, Rev. H. Fujikado, Rev. Tatsuya Tsusuryama, Rev. I. Kyogoku, Rev. G. Yamamoto, Rev. J. Kow, Rev. Z. Okayama, Rev. Kenryo Kumata. Seated 16 people to the R of Kumata is Fred Nitta. Eight banners representing groups from different areas are spread out and displayed at back of crowd including, Y.M.B.A. of North America, Bay Region YMBA, Bay District YWBA, C.Y.B.L. South Central Coast District, Coast District of CYBL, Central California District, Southern California Y.B.A., NC District of CYBL.
Printed in white on photograph, BC: Fourth Annual California Young Buddhist League Convention March 2-30-31, 1940 San Jose California Photo by Furusho S.J.C. Written in pencil on back, TRC: M. Itatani.
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