Kocho Otani, his wife, and Higashi Honganji members

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ddr-njpa-4-1898 (J1640.009)

Nippu Jiji Photograph Archive, "Japanese" Collection

Caption on reverse [translation]: "Tokyo, December 1, 1936. Last year Kocho Otani decided to plan a radical reformation of education and learning in the religious sect. He is the head of Higashi Honganji. He is going to [?] throughout Japan. At first, Otani, his wife Tomoko, President Sekiene, and Koga, who is [?], got to Tokyo at 3:25 p.m. They started a round of inspection in the Kanto district. Before they made their inspection in Tokyo, they inspected [?] Honganji, even though they know that working on Saturday and Sunday breaks their vow. The abbot will stand on a platform to make a speech in Hibiya Public Hall. He must talk about [?] on Saturday and Sunday.
In the photograph, Kocho and the others when they arrived in Tokyo."



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