the Soto Zen temple on Bush St.
in San Francisco where the SFZC started
where Shunryu Suzuki was the chief priest from May 1959 till November 1969.
Sokoji today ------- SFZC History
4-25-14 - Sokoji, Soto Zen Mission items from San Francisco Public Library archives - posted on the cuke Sokoji page.
7-12-12 - I've got a whole folder on Sokoji that I photocopied from the SF Public Library file. If I ever get time or interns or a grant I'll get it up on cuke. So here's the start of a Sokoji section. - dc
3-09-12 - Two emails about Kokoro, the former Sokoji
11-09-13 = Early ZC board notes with DC comments - 63-12-07 - The new temple they're talking about is for the Japanese congregation which moved there around the corner in 1972. Here it is. Here's their Facebook page. Here's the Wikipedia page for Sokoji. Here's the cuke page for Sokoji. I've got a folder on Sokoji, the building, with materials copied from the San Francisco Library which should get on cuke at some point. The Dr. Kato who was mentioned is the priest who was in charge of Sokoji when Shunryu Suzuki arrived. He's still involved with Zenshuji in LA. Here's his cuke interview. Bishop Umada should be Bishop Yamada.
PHOTOS OF SOKOJI
Sokoji, Soto Zen Mission, 1881 Bush Street, San Francisco, c. 1965. (from Crooked Cucumber)
After Shunryu Suzuki Mountain Seat Ceremony, May 20, 1962, members of Japanese-American congregation, Zen Center, and guests in front of Sokoji. (from Crooked Cucumber)