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[Joint Dharma School Teachers' workshop and YWBA League's summer conference, San Diego, California, July 23, 1931]

Saito Studio

[Joint Dharma School Teachers' workshop and YWBA League's summer conference, San Diego, California, July 23, 1931]
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panoramic photograph
H: 10 in, W: 30 in

San Diego, Calif., July 7, 1931


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : b&w;

Panoramic group portrait of the joint Dharma school teacher's workshop and Young Womens' Buddhist Association (YWBA) Leagues' summer conference participants in front of Buddhist church, San Digo, California, July 23, 1931. Seven rows of men, women and children pose in front of white building with tori-style entrance. First row is composed of men in suits seated on chairs on lawn and walkway leading to entrance; two girls in white dresses sit on chairs in street, left. Second and third rows composed predominantly of young women in white dresses with men standing at far right next to vertical sign with Japanese writing. Banner, "North American Federation of Y.W. B. A. League is held by two girls in third row, left. Remaining four rows stand on steps to building; older women wear flapper hats; young men in suits stand on sides in fourth row. Automobiles are parked to left of building; one man in suspenders stands and watches behind car. Houses in distance. Identified, front row: Rev. Masachika Inshu Yonemura of Bakersfield Buddhist Church holding second daughter, Taka Julia, on his lap; top row (L to R): Kimi Yonemura (4th), Kiku Yonemura (5th).

Printed in white (In Japanese):Buddhist summer study workshop and women and young men united conference commemorating 1931 July 23 at San Diego Bukkyokai. Printed in white, BR: H. Saito / S.D. Written in red pencil on back: Miss [illegible].

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