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[First National YBA & 3rd CYBL convention, March 31st - April 1-2-3, 1939, San Franciso, California]

[First National YBA & 3rd CYBL convention, March 31st - April 1-2-3, 1939, San Franciso, California]
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panoramic photograph
H: 8 in, W: 33.875 in

San Francisco, Calif., April 1939


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : b&w;

Panoramic group portrait of First National Young Buddhist of American and third California Young Buddhist League convention participants in street of San Francisco, California, March 31-April 3, 1939. Several rows of men and women pose in street, spanning both sidewalks with street lined with multi-storey buildings extending from foreground into distance left. Most men wear suits. A little boy in a suit sits on the ground in the front row amonst young men; Ben Jinkawa (second from right). The second row is seated with young women in white on left side, Buddhist ministers in center and young men on right; Rev. Frank Udale (3rd), Rev. Enyo Unno (5th), Rev. Shisei Todoroki (7th), Rev. Enryo Shigefuji (9th), Bishop R, Matsukage dressed in shirt, necktie, kimono and buddhist vestments (11th), Rev. Tansai Terakawa (12th), Rev. J. Kow (13th), Rev. Shinjo Nagatomi (14th), Rev. Hojun Sugimoto (15th), Rev. Yoshio Iwanaga (16th), Rev. R. Katsueda (17th), Rev. Bumpo Kuwatsuki (18th), Rev. B. Fujimura (19th), Rev. H. Fujikado (20th), Fred Nitta (26th), Masayoshi Itatani (34th). Young women in white seated in third row and stand in fourth row; Caucasian woman seated in third row, left. Remaining rows of men and women are in darker suits and dresses; fourth row: Fusako Matsui (right of Fred Nitta); next to top row: Masaru Okino (right side under first man in window); Noboru Ishitani (top row under "S" of "Southern" sign). Three men lean out of window in white building on right. Signs and banners held in back rows, including "CYBL Central California District", "Central", "Northern" NC District CYBL", "South Central", "YMBA", "North West", "Lotus [illegible] Seattle", "Bay", "Bay District YWBA", "Southern", "Southern California YBA", "Coast District of CYBA", "Coast", "YMBA League of North America". American flag and "Welcome Bussei" banner flies in wind above crowd. Automobile parked on far right.

Printed in white on image, B: First National YBA & 3rd CYBL Convention / March 31st - April 1-2-3-, 1939 / San Francisco, California

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