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[Ochigo at Oakland Buddhist Church on the occasion of the church's 30th anniversary, Oakland, California, January 27, 1935]

Tsuji Studio (Oakland, Calif.)

[Ochigo at Oakland Buddhist Church on the occasion of the church's 30th anniversary, Oakland, California, January 27, 1935]
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panoramic photograph
H: 7.875 in, W: 33.75 in

Oakland, Calif., January 28. 1935

(99.201.28)

Buddhist Churches of America Archives

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Panoramic group portrait of ochigo at Oakland Buddhist Church with visiting Abbot Shojo Ohtani celebrating the church's 30th anniversary, Oakland, California, January 27, 1935. Several rows of men, women and children pose on the steps and sidewalk in front of temple with seven men in Buddhist vestments seated in front row. The clergy are identified (L to R): Rev. T. Unno (1st), Rev. Tokio Yamaori (?) (2nd), Rev. Tetsujo Sasaki (3rd), Abbot Shojo Ohtani (4th), Bishop Kenju Masuyama (5th), Rev. K. Iwao (?) (6th), Rev. H. Shimakawa (7th). Seven young children dressed in ochigo costume of kimono and elaborate headdresses flank the clergy in front row. Young women in white dresses sit in the front row left. Group of young boys at right. Striped drapery spans the entrance of two-storey temple in background; manji, or Buddhist reverse swastika design, on end of eaves. Paper lanterns hang from a line extending from top corners of building.

Inscription
Printed in white on image, BLC (In Japanese): Printed in white on image, B (In Japanese): Stamped in blue on back, C: Tsuji Photo Studio / 814 Franklin Street / Oakland California / Glencourt 5548.

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