Migita and Sakahara Collection

ddr-densho-293

The Migita and Sakahara Collection consists of 34 photographs of Buddhist funerals in Yakima, Washington, Seattle, Washington, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming.

c.1920s-1940s

c.1920s-1940s

34 black and white photographic prints

Densho

Courtesy of David Perley

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

32 Objects

A funeral at the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-1)
img A funeral at the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-293-1)
Reverend Hoshin Fujii presiding over the funeral. Buddhism first came to Seattle in 1896, and when Rev. Fujii took over the Seattle Buddhist Temple in 1908, there were congregations looking to build temples in places as discrete as Auburn, Vancouver, B.C., Spokane, and Yakima. By 1908, the Seattle Temple housed a dormitory for boys and ...
Celebration of the enthronement ceremony for Emperor Showa in Kyoto (ddr-densho-293-2)
img Celebration of the enthronement ceremony for Emperor Showa in Kyoto (ddr-densho-293-2)
Caption on front [translation]: “Celebration of the enthronement of the Emperor [Showa] November 10, 1928.”
Buddhist funeral at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-293-9)
img Buddhist funeral at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-293-9)
The funeral for Mrs. Ito Mizuta. Sam Torakichi Migita, Koto Hirahara, Sato Hirahara, and possibly Rev. Tesho Matsumoto present.

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