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[Stockton Buddhist temple Naijin transfer, Stockton, California, November 14, 1926]

[Stockton Buddhist temple Naijin transfer, Stockton, California, November 14, 1926]
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panoramic photograph
H: 10 in, W: 47.25 in

Stockton, Calif., November 14, 1926


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : sepia toned.

Portrait of Stockton Buddhist temple congregation on the occasion of the transfer of Naijin or altar, Stockton, California, November 14, 1926. Several rows of children, men and women pose in the street and on steps in front of church. Large group of children dressed in traditional chigo costume stand in front, with girls in white kimono, dark hakama, and elaborate metal headdress and boys in light colored kimono, hakama and cap. Girls are arranged in front of and on steps to building; boys stand to right side. Adults dressed in western clothing stand in rows behind the children. The Naijin is at top of stairs behind balustrade leading to entry of church, above which hangs drapery with Buddhist symbols. Four priests in robes and vestments, or okesa, stand to the left of the naijin (L-R): Rev. I. Kyogoku, unknown, Rev. Y. Komatsu (?), Rev. J. Kow. Seven priests stand to the right of the naijin (L-R): unknown, Rev. R. Saruhashi, Rev. S. Shimizu, Rev. K. Iwao (?), Rev. H. Shimakawa, unknown, unknown, Rev. K Masuda. Houses and trees flank temple. Street in foreground.

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