In the post-WWII period, these weekly lessons were given to Dharma School students each week to be pasted into a special notebook. This lesson for Mother’s Day is from the collection of Mrs. Yoriko Kawakita.
Yoriko Matsueda Kawakita
Memories of San Mateo Buddhist Temple’s First Obon
By Susan (Kawakita) Kwong
Hearing my mom reminisce of how she and a handful of her friends started Obon at San Mateo Buddhist Temple, it quickly caught my attention and found it my mission to contact her friends and listen to their stories. Wish I had known years earlier since I was only able to obtain a few people’s memories. Was quite interesting and wanted to share this story since our Obon is around the corner. Thank you, Mrs. Wada, Mrs. Hashimoto, and mom for reminiscing about San Mateo Buddhist Temple’s first Obon.Continue reading “Memories of San Mateo Buddhist Temple’s First Obon”