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[Funeral at Delano Buddhist Church, Delano, California, May 10, 1941]

Kamiyama, Frank

[Funeral at Delano Buddhist Church, Delano, California, May 10, 1941]
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panoramic photograph
H: 10 in, W: 48 in

Delano, Calif., May 10, 1941


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : b&w;

Panoramic portrait of a funeral at Delano Buddhist Church in Delano, California, May 10, 1941. Large group of men, women and children posed in rows around a coffin surrounded by floral arrangements and wreaths with paper tags on stands in front of Church. Two men in buddhist vestments stand to the left of two women directly behind coffin; one in white dress and hat, one in black dress and hat. Paper banner with Japanese writing hanging from front of church. Sign above church porch in Japanese, Delano Buddhist Church. Priest in kimono, necktie, and Buddhist apron or vestments stands in front of coffin, R. Small boy in overall stands at far R. Trees in background.

Written in purple ink on back of photograph, R sideways: This is the only picture of our / Delano Buddhist Church [underlined], possibly 1937 or 1938 / This church was burnt down during / the war years, 1943 or 1944. / in that area, today Chatholic Chruch & grounds, put up by Hispanics. Written in pencil on back of photograph, R sideways: Showa 16 - May 10.

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