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Local Identifier
ms0190-000327a4a7b5e867adf2106631ebb84f
Date Created
1957-07-21
Description

This letter to Mr. Charles Yonezu from Ken Kitasako thanks him for helping the Obutsudan through U.S. Customs. Kitasako writes: "Dear Mr. Yonezu: / In connection with the recent shipment pertaining to our new obutsudan, I wish to extend our deep appreciation for all your efforts in having it cleared through the customs office and having same expedited for shipment to us. I understand that there was considerable red tape involved as well as some expense, but that these were cut to a minimum, due largely to your efforts. / I have apologies to make. This letter of appreciation comes to you very belatedly, no fault of our members but entirely mine. We are in the midst of our heavy celery shipping and consequently, I am tied down to long hours from early mornings to late at nights. So, the days go by without my realizing how much time has elapsed. / Thank you again, and with sincere regards, I am / Very truly yours, / [signed] / Ken Kitasako, Secretary / SAN LUIS OBISPO BUDDHIST CHURCH".

Local Identifier
ms0190-00d372ca0db8874c20d5dfa9a44d8dd4
Date Created
1961-02-09
Description

This letter from the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church to the San Luis Obispo City Council acknowledges the imminent expansion of Highway 101 and removal of church property, and requests purchase of 4 acres of city property to relocate.

Local Identifier
ms0190-030310a79f2747aa1e3b76030c9ef4bb
Date Created
1957-05-13
Description

This letter from Ken Kitasako, Secretary of the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church, to Shima Transfer Co. of San Francisco, California, states: "We have been informed that the obutsudan for our Buddhist Church here in San Luis Obispo is expected to arrive from Japan on the Kohko Maru on or about May 18th. As we understand it, this obutsudan comes disassembled packed in a box with all the accessories that go with it. It will be appreciated if you will take care of arrangements for receiving this item from the ship when it docks in San Francisco and also, transportation of same to our Church here in San Luis Obispo. Thank you. Very truly yours, SAN LUIS OBISPO BUDDHIST CHURCH By Ken Kitasako, Secretary".

Local Identifier
ms0190-05e3ede02743305753d6a29d85b67e70
Date Created
1957-07-01
Description

This letter from Chizu Iwanaga to Ken Kitasako thanks but politely declines a gift that the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church sent as a token of appreciation for her help in facilitating the delivery of the church's obutsudan through U.S. Customs. As writes: "Dear Mr. Ken Kitasako: / I was very happy to know that your Obutsudan arrived safely, and someday, I wish to pay my respects. / I wish to thank you for your very thoughtful gift. However, I wish to return it. I was very happy to have had the privilege and honor of playing a small part towards your new Obutsudan, and that thought alone, I will forever cherish. / Please extend my sincerest thanks and fondest regards to your church members and to Rev. and Mrs. Iwao. / With Gassho, [signed]".

Local Identifier
ms0190-0eac74fa40b2568b5d56c6be7f1aa5e2
Date Created
1961-10-13
Description

A list of donors and their contributions to a benefit show.

Local Identifier
ms0190-199ad6229a50ea532471d7a4bc1b6722
Date Created
1960-08-15
Description

Financial report by Masaji Eto, Treasurer for the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church, on the 1960 Obon Festival.

Local Identifier
ms0190-225d1b2f673be807ce8b467fe3f0a7fb
Date Created
1961-11-23
Description

This letter from the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church thanks its members for their donations. "Dear Members: The San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church wishes to extend its deepest appreciation for your generous donations on our recent Benefit Show, which was held on October 20, 1962. / Enclosed is our financial report together with list of the donors. / With gassho, / S.L.O. Buddhist Church".

Local Identifier
ms0190-2f18ffec9694bbe8a27371ceeb529382
Date Created
1928-05-13
Description

This photograph represents all the people who broke away from the Guadalupe section of the Buddhist church to form the San Luis Obispo Section, where the history begins for the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple. There is Japanese inscribed on the photograph, identifying individuals pictured. Picture taken on Madonna Road (used to be called French Road), San Luis Obispo, California.