Enmanji Temple

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ddr-csujad-23-16 (CSUJAD Local ID: lp041-01-011-001, CSUJAD Project ID: ssu_lp_4101)

Sonoma State Gaye LeBaron Collection

Postcard depicting the Enmanji Temple. The structure was originally built for the Manchurian Railroad Company to be exhibited at the Chicago World Fair in 1932. When the building was brought to Sonoma County and rebuilt as the Buddhist Church, Chief Abbot Ohtani of Japan granted it the title of "Temple," the only building in the United States with such a title. The name Enmanji stands for Sonoma Temple. The building is a Kamakura-type structure, which symbolizes a part of the epoch-making culture of the Kamakura period (1180-1333). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp041-01-011-001


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Sonoma State University Library, Rohnert Park, California

Gaye LeBaron collection. Sonoma State University Library

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