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[Dinuba Buddhist Church, California, November 20, 1927]

[Dinuba Buddhist Church, California, November 20, 1927]
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panoramic photograph
H: 10 in, W: 47.5 in

Dinuba, Calif., November 20, 1927


Buddhist Churches of America Archives


1 photographic print : b&w;

Portrait of Dinuba Buddhist Church congregation in front of church, Dinuba, California, November 20, 1927. Several rows of children, men and women pose in open area in front of multi-storeyed concrete church and wooden buildings; top of building and flags cut-off. The first row of the congregation consists of children dressed in traditional chigo costume of kimono, hakama, and elaborate headdress, holding paper flowers, fifteen on each side. Children and adults dressed in western clothing stand in rows behind and next to the children. Women wear flapper hats and coats, men in suits. Three men in Buddhist robes and vestments, or okesa, around their necks stand in center in front of church entrance and are identified (L-R): Rev. I Kyogoku (?), Bishop H. Sasaki,and Rev. R. Fujii (?). Standing next to the Bishop who holds a fan in his proper right hand is a man in a suit holding up a rolled cloth in front of him. Small lanterns hang from eaves over open doorway of church. Automobiles parked behind people at left.

Written in white, BC (In Japanese): Dainuba Written in white, BC: Nov. 20, 1927.

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