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[Abbot Shojo Ohtani visit to Berkeley Buddhist Temple, Berkeley, California, November 12, 1934]

Tsuji Studio (Oakland, Calif.)

[Abbot Shojo Ohtani visit to Berkeley Buddhist Temple, Berkeley, California, November 12, 1934]
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panoramic photograph
H: 8 in, W: 22.375 in

Berkeley, Calif., November 12, 1933

(99.201.23)

Buddhist Churches of America Archives

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Panoramic portrait of group gathered on sidewalk in front of the Berkeley Buddhist Temple on the occasion of Abbot Shojo Ohtani visit in Berkeley, California, November 12, 1934. Three rows of men, women and children pose in front of a rectangular multi-storey wooden shingle building with small sign above entrance, "Buddhist Temple." Six men in Buddhist vestments holding juzu and/or fans sit in middle of front row, flanked by women in dresses. Ministers identified in first row (L to R): Rev. Enyo Unno (2nd), Abbot Shojo Ohtani (4th), Bishop Kenju Masuyama (5th) and Rev. H. Shimakawa (6th). The abbot is distinguished by wearing vestment decorated with circular desgns and dark kimono over elaborate hakama and white tabi with zori. Two little boys stand in front row, far left; two men crouch at far right. Church is flanked by two two-storey buildings.

Inscription
Printed in white on image, BLC (In Japanese): Printed in white on image, C (In Japanese): Showa 9 nen 11 gatsu 12 nichi. Stamped in blue on back, C: Tsuji Photo 'Studio / 814 Franklin Street / Oakland California / Glencourt 5548.

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