Religion: Gift to Buddhists

At the Chicago World's Fair last week.

Bishop Kenju Masuyama, primate of the Buddhist Church in North America, gazed at the $50,000 Manchurian Railways Building, a handsome structure in the style of the Kamakura period, built in Chicago of Japanese materials by 25 Japanese carpenters. Said Bishop Masuyama to the man in charge, one Kiyohide Yamashitu:

"It is a wonderful piece of work. It would make a wonderful church."

"Do you want the building?" asked Mr. Yamashitu.

"Why," replied the Bishop, "yes, I'd—But—."

"That's enough. It's yours. Take it as soon as the Fair is over."

The North American Buddhist Church. with 12,000 members, has 36 temples,...

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