[Bay District Young Men's and Women's Buddhist Association (Y.M.W.B.A) conference, Oakland, California, October 28, 1934]
Tsuji Studio (Oakland, Calif.)
October 28, 1934
Buddhist Churches of America Archives
1 photographic print : b&w;
Panoramic group portrait of the Bay District Young Men and Women's Buddhist Association (YMWBA) participants in front of the Oakland Buddhist temple in Oakland, California, October 28, 1934. Eight rows of young men and women in suits and dresses pose on the steps and sidewalk in front of temple with four men in Buddhist vestments seated in front row. The clergy are identified (L to R): Rev. H. Shimakawa (3rd) and Rev. S. Katayama (4th). Young women in white dresses are seated in the front row and in second row, right. A smal girl is seated in the lap of a man in front row left. Two fringed banners are displayed on stands in front row, "Bay District YMBA" and "Bay District YWBA" with manji or Buddhist reverse swastika designs. Sign above door, "Welcome delegates, 5th annual Buddhist conference." Traditional wooden crossbeams and roof above entrance; manji design on end of eaves.
Printed in white on image, BC: Bay Distric Y.M.W.B.A. Conference / October 28, 1934. Printed in white on image, BR: Tsuji Photo / Oakland. Stamped in blue on back, C: Tsuji Photo 'Studio / 814 Franklin Street / Oakland California / Glencourt 5548.
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