[Dedication of Marysville Buddhist Church, Marysville, California, October 23, 1938]
October 23, 1938
Buddhist Churches of America Archives
1 photographic print : b&w;
Panoramic group portrait of Japanese community at the dedication of Marysville Buddhist Church in Marysville, Caliornia, October 23, 1938. Several rows of children, men and women pose in street in front of white building with four windows, trees and other buildings. Fifteen men in Buddhist vestments, three in black kimono, eleven in white kimono and one in elaborate kimono, hold books on plates and sit in front row; they are identified (L to R): Rev. S. Nagatomi (5th), Rev. S. Naito (6th), Rev. G. Kimura (?) (7th), Bishop R. Matsukage (8th), Rev. Kenshi Iwao (9th), Rev. C. Terakawa (10th), Rev. S. Sasaki (?) (11th), Rev. S. Todoroki (12th), Rev. G. Nagafuji (13th), Rev. Y. Iwanaga (14th). The clergy are flanked by two men in dark suits, boy scouts and children dressed in chigo costume of kimono and elaborate headdress and girls in kimonos at far ends. The boy scouts are dressed in uniform of jodhpur pants, neckerchiefs and mounty hats while holding flags, American on left and Japanese on right. The second row is composed of men in suits standing in center flanked by women dressed primarily in kimono. The remaining rows of people are dressed in Western clothing, including two Caucasian women standing in back in front of entrance to church. Three trees stand directly behind large group. Automobiles are parked in front of white one story building with trees in background right. White building with "New India Grocery Store" painted in window to left of church; "Dalrey Radio Service" building further down street. Automobiles are parked along tree-lined street that extends into distance, left. Gray pencil marks over entrance to church.
Printed in white on image, B (In Japanese): Merisubiru Chiho / 1938 nen 10 gatsu 23 nichi. Printed in white on image, BRC: Kuroko Photo. Written in black ink on back, TRC: Marysville / B.C. / Dedication / 1938. Written in pencil on back, TRC: Nishi.
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