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Pasadena City College

About this collection

Thanks to the permission of the Japanese American National Museum, I was able to select 25 images from their Buddhist Churches of America Archive.  The museum received this collection of letters, photographs and administrative papers in 1998 fron the Buddhist Churches of America, documenting their history from 1899 to the present day. The items selected date from the 1920's until 1952. Care was taken to select items of a personal nature that reflect some of the difficulties that Buddhist Japanese Americans experienced practicing their religion in the first half of the twentieth century. One featured item includes a handwritten sermon given by Bishop Matsukage to internees at Topaz on the event of their arrival. I hope you find the collection illuminating.

 
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