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[San Jose Buddhist Church 25th anniversary celebration, California, September 4, 1927]

[San Jose Buddhist Church 25th anniversary celebration, California, September 4, 1927]
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panoramic photograph
H: 8 in, W: 38.5 in

San Jose, Calif., September 4, 1927


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : b&w;

Portrait of San Jose Buddhist Church congregation on the occasion of the church's 25th anniversary, California, September 4, 1927. Several rows of children, men and women pose in open area in front of trees and multi-storeyed wooden church building; banners hang around church eaves. The first few rows of the congregation consists of children dressed in traditional chigo costume of kimono, hakama, and elaborate headdress; girls in light colored costume and boys in dark costume. Adults dressed in western clothing stand in rows behind the children. Children and adults stand on the balcony of the second floor of the church and on the porch of the house on the right. Men in Buddhist robes and vestments, or okesa, around their necks and are identified (L-R): Rev. I Yonemura (?), Rev. G. Watanabe, Rev. K. Iwao (?), unknown, unknown, Rev. J. Kow, unknown, Rev. Y. Tofuku, unknown, Bishop H. Sasaki, Rev. G. Tsuchihara, Rev. H. Shimakawa. A band of Caucasians in uniform with musical instruments, perhaps Salvation Army, stands in back row behind priests. Trees and utility pole in background left, church at right.

Written in white on roof, TR (In Japanese):

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