Seattle Buddhist Temple Archives Collection

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The collection of the Seattle Buddhist Temple Archives, early 1900s-1940s, focuses on the Seattle Buddhist Temple and church-related activities such as picnics, entertainment, and the Bon Odori festival.

1900s-1940s

1900s-1940s

32 photographic prints, black and white

Seattle Buddhist Temple Archives

Courtesy of the Seattle Buddhist Temple Archives

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

32 Objects

Seattle Buddhist Church altar (ddr-densho-38-1)
img Seattle Buddhist Church altar (ddr-densho-38-1)
Altar of the Seattle Buddhist Church, which was located at 1020 Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. The Seattle Buddhist Church is now known as the Seattle Buddhist Temple and is currently located at 1427 South Main Street.
Buddhist procession (ddr-densho-38-2)
img Buddhist procession (ddr-densho-38-2)
In 1933, a Butsudan and accessories were donated by a group started by Miyakichi and Kazuichi Terao and Kenichi Masuda. This is the procession that made its way from the Terao brothers' residence at 10th Avenue and Lane Street to the Seattle Buddhist Church at 1020 Main Street. The Seattle Buddhist Church, now known as the ...
Obutsudan enshrinement processional (ddr-densho-38-3)
img Obutsudan enshrinement processional (ddr-densho-38-3)
In 1933, an obutsudan and accessories were donated by a group started by Miyakichi and Kazuichi Terao and Kenichi Masuda. This procession made its way from the Terao brothers' residence at 10th Avenue and Lane Street to the Seattle Buddhist Church at 1020 Main Street. The Seattle Buddhist Church, now known as the Seattle Buddhist Temple ...
Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-38-4)
img Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-densho-38-4)
The Seattle Buddhist Church was dedicated at its 1020 Main Street address in Seattle's Nihonmachi on November 15, 1908. The Seattle Buddhist Church, now known as the Seattle Buddhist Temple, is presently located at 1427 South Main Street.
Bukkyo Seinenkai (ddr-densho-38-5)
img Bukkyo Seinenkai (ddr-densho-38-5)
The Bukkyo Seinenkai marked the beginning of the Seattle Buddhist Church. It was established by Chojiro Fujii and Jiro Iwamura on November 15, 1901, to meet the varied needs of Issei immigrants. By 1902, this small house at 624 Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi was being rented for church services. The Seattle Buddhist Church, now ...
Muneage ceremony (ddr-densho-38-6)
img Muneage ceremony (ddr-densho-38-6)
This building at 1427 South Main Street was the second location of the Seattle Buddhist Church. During the muneage ceremony, mochi (Japanese rice cakes) were thrown to church members from the scaffold.
Seattle Buddhist Temple dedication service (ddr-densho-38-7)
img Seattle Buddhist Temple dedication service (ddr-densho-38-7)
The Seattle Buddhist Church was located at 1020 Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) area. The church, now known as the Seattle Buddhist Temple, is currently located at 1427 South Main Street.
Group in front of Seattle Buddhist Temple (ddr-densho-38-8)
img Group in front of Seattle Buddhist Temple (ddr-densho-38-8)
The Seattle Buddhist Temple was located at 1020 Main Street. Reverend Hoshin Fujii pictured in the front row, center, served the church from 1908 to 1922. The Seattle Buddhist Church, now known as the Seattle Buddhist Temple, is currently located at 1427 South Main Street.
Issei making sushi (ddr-densho-38-10)
img Issei making sushi (ddr-densho-38-10)
Issei members of the Bukkyo Fujinkai (Buddhist Women's Association) making sushi for the church bazaar. Left, front row: Mrs. Yamanaka, Mrs. Fukei, Mrs. Mizuta, Mrs. Takahashi, Mrs. Aoyama, Mrs. Tsuye, Mrs. Teramoto, Mrs. Shimokon, and Howard Sakura. Left, back row: Mrs. Nagamatsu, Mrs. Hashimawari. unidentified, Mrs. Watanabe, and unidentified. Right, front row: Mrs. Yasui, Mrs ...

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