“The Buddhist Temple of Los Angeles”: Rafu Bukkyokai/Higashi Honganji in Boyle Heights

An essential component to any community is its religious life. In the early years of Boyle Heights, religious structures were almost certainly all Christian, but, by the first part of the 20th century, as the neighborhood’s population diversified, so did its religious buildings. This post shows a postcard from 1913 depicting “The Buddhist Temple of…