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Ko Kamikawa Setsu no sogi oite hokubei Rafu Nishi Betsuin shikou, Showa jugonen gogatsu sanjuichinichi

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Ko Kamikawa Setsu no sogi oite hokubei Rafu Nishi Betsuin shikou, Showa jugonen gogatsu sanjuichinichi
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panoramic photograph
H: 22.25 in, W: 10 in

Los Angeles, Calif., May 31, 1940


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : sepia toned.

Panorama of funeral service for Setsu Kamikawa held at Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin, Los Angeles, California on May 31, 1940. Row of twenty-three people stand facing viewer flanking an open casket with a large floral arrangement on top in front of the altar of church. Small girl stands in front of a man to left of casket; woman in black hat holds a small boy to right of casket. Ten people stand on left side of aisle (left to right): unknown man, Frank Shimohara (?), Eizo Maruyama (Eiko's father), unknown woman, Toshiko Shimoda Masuyama (Eiko's mother), Osawa Shimoda (Eiko's grandmother), Kameichi Shimoda (Eiko's grandfather), George Kamikawa (son of Setsu), Toichi Kamikawa (husband of Setsu), Frances Kamikawa Kawamoto (grandaughter of Setsu). Thirteen people on right side of aisle (left to right): Hidemi Shimohara Kamikawa (wife of George) carrying oldest son Ken, Hisako Kamikawa Nakahara (Hidemi's sister-in-law), Michiko Kamikawa Nishimura (sister of Hisako), Jiro Shimoda (brother of Toshiko), John Shimoda (brother of Toshiko), unknown man, Henry Shimohara (brother of Hidemi). Large floral wreaths with Japanese writing on paper strips line walls of church. Three ornate screens above ornate altar with handing lamps. In foreground, empty pews on left, people seated in pews with backs to viewer on right.

Written in pencil on back, bottom left: 1940 Funeral Service / for Setsu Kamikawa / @ L.A. Nishi / BCA. Written in pencil on back, top left: 6.

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