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Title
Dedication of Enmanji Buddhist Temple in Sebastopol on April 15, 1934 located at the corner of Gravenstein Highway South and Elphick Road
Date Created and/or Issued
1934
Contributing Institution
Sonoma County Library
Collection
Western Sonoma County Historical Society Collection
Rights Information
Neither the Western Sonoma County Historical Society nor the Sonoma County Library make any assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images and can claim only physical ownership of the image(s) described in this records. However, these images are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Western Sonoma County Historical Society. Please contact the Society regarding additional reproduction and reuse information at: https://wschs.org/contact-us
Description
Photo, black and white: Dedication of Enmanji Buddhist Temple in Sebastopol on April 15, 1934 located at the corner of Gravenstein Highway South and Elphick Road. A gathering of church and local Japanese dignitaries and local residents on the front steps of the Temple. Eight young men are wearing white robes and caps along with other older men in sashes and robes. A Kanji banner (Chinese characters used in Japanese writing) is seen above the doorway. Background: The unique Enmanji Buddhist Temple, originally built by the Manchurian Railroad Company for the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, faithfully represents a 12th century Kamakura-style Japanese temple. After the fair it was offered to the members of the Sonoma County Buddhist Temple and the structure was dismantled and shipped by rail to Sebastopol for reassembly. It was completed and dedicated on April 15, 1934 after being reconstructed without the use of nails by skilled local Japanese craftsmen.
Type
Image
Format
Still image
Identifier
ea8d1170-235b-4107-8394-092ca590a4d0
https://digital.sonomalibrary.org/documents/detail/47064
https://images.quartexcollections.com/sonomalibrary/thumbnails/preview/ea8d1170-235b-4107-8394-092ca590a4d0
cdm/ref/collection/p15763coll11/id/1907

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