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Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple service
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Congregants gather for a service at the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple to commemorate the elevation of the temple to Betsuin status. The temple was the first in the mainland United States to reach this special status which recognized it as a major temple of this branch of Buddhism. This image represents the middle of a panoramic image. See S-006-337A, C and D for the left and right sides of the image.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Japanese American Community
S-006-337B 120
Hompa Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin
Buddhist temples--California--Los Angeles
Paper lanterns--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Japanese American photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
Munekata, Ryo.

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