Organized by Barbara Takei and Janet Sakata, a showing of the documentary film, Issei: The First Generation was shown recently at the Walnut Grove Buddhist Church hondo. A capacity crowd, many of those former residents and/or those with ties to Walnut Grove, came to see the film, which was sponsored by the Buddhist Church and UCLA Aratani Endowed Chair, Lane Hirabayashi. The documentary, produced by filmmaker Toshi Washizu, features frank and oft-times moving and sometimes amusing interviews regarding the struggles and success of the pioneers who settled in and around Walnut Grove. Among those interviewed were Yasu Kawamura, then aged 95, and Kumajiro Murakami, aged 102. Many people may be interested in knowing that Mr. Washizu plans to make DVD copies available in the near future.Read More
We will have the honor of welcoming Socho Bishop Kodo Umezu to our church on Sunday, November 17. He is graciously making a special visit here to officiate
the Kieshiki Affirmation Service at 2:00 PM. Those who have registered to participate will receive their homyo (Buddhist name) during this service. The Bishop Kodo Umezu will also be the guest speaker at our Hoonko Service in the afternoon at 2:30 PM, immediately following the Affirmation ceremonies.
Tentative Date for 2014
Please mark your calendars for the weekend of July 5 and 6, 2014. From 12 to 6 PM we will have Food and Games.
We offer Teriyaki Chicken, Chow Mein, Sushi, Somen and Manju and other baked goods!
We also have a Hot Dog and a Beer Booth
We have Bingo, and games for both young and old.
Come out to the Delta for a big happening in a small town!Read More