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[Salinas Ochigo : building dedication celebration, California, November 27-28,1926]

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[Salinas Ochigo : building dedication celebration, California, November 27-28,1926]
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panoramic photograph
H: 8 in, W: 43.5 in

Salinas, Calif., November 28, 1926


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : sepia toned.

Portrait of Salinas Buddhist Church congregation on the occasion of the building dedication celebration, Salinas, California, November 27-28, 1926. Several rows of children, men and women pose in front of the side of church. The first row consists seven Buddhist priests in robes and vestments, or okesa, seated in front of a portable shrine with crane at top; they are identified (L-R): unknown, Rev. R. Kusuhara, Rev. H. Shimakawa, Rev. Y. Tofuku, Rev. S Ishiguro (?), Rev. G. Tsuchihara. They are flanked by girls in school uniforms on L, children dressed in traditional chigo costume of kimono, hakama, and elaborate headdress, and children in coats, hats and knickers at ends. Adults dressed in western clothing stand in rows behind the children; some stand behind white picket fence at far right. Utility pole to right of building, in front of fence where an American flag flies in background. Wooden buildings in background to left of building. White writing in Japanese on grassy area in foreground.

Imprinted, BRC: The Green Studio.

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