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Here are a few photos I had on hand. Soon I'll get all the photos from the book and lots more from Japan and America up here. I'll put in folks from Crooked Cucumber so you can see what they look like and even some of me.--DC, December 1998.

Shunryu Suzuki Index

Photos from Crooked Cucumber -  finally here May 19, 2012

Over 400 photos of Shunryu Suzuki at this link on - well presented and you can search and add notes

Another newer photo page on with links to other pages of photo collections including hundreds of stills from the video.

Portraits (not photos)

Bill Schwob's Photo Essay of Rinsoin, Zounin, and Shoganji

Betty Warren photo and memorabilia collection

Photographs by Isago Isao Tanaka

DC Family section has photos

3 photos - Soen, Watts, Snyder

Historical Tassajara Photos

9-24-14 - Donn Deangelo's Montage of his Shunryu Suzuki photo with the Heart Sutra




9-16-14 - Having won the International Warren G. Harding Award for Most Boring Website Presentation for every year for over a decade, we've decided to start including a thumbnail photo with each day's post (Click on it to enlarge). Info presented with photos works better on websites. Research has shown that info with a photo is remembered better - even if the photo is unrelated. Haven't done this because 1 - It takes time, 2 - it makes the file bigger and shower to load 3 - Didn't care - just want to keep uploading stuff without any standards. But the vote of the steering committee is to try to be more appealing. Dog photos would probably work best, but we have all these low res photos of Shunryu Suzuki so we'll go through them. This photo with notes is here higher res as SR0001 at - DC - Posting this note on the cuke photos page but not the following photo thumbnail posts.

6-22-13 - Shunryu Suzuki photo archive now has had a great deal of info entered under the photos thanks to Peter Ford who also created this excellent photo display. Lots of info still to ad and surely some corrections to make, but this is a big step. We've got this collection digitized due to the efforts some years ago, maybe  ten, of Shinshu Roberts, who took the photos to Seattle or somewhere up there where a friend had a quality scanner. I'd added info to a small number of photos with the intention of getting back to that task before the end of time. In the current scanning of a backlog of materials, came upon a chart of the photos with explanations. Shinshu might have done this but I bet it was Bill Redican. Peter ran the PDF of that list through a OCR (optical character recognition) program and entered the data into the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive on Shunryu Suzuki dot com. It took some scattered villagers. Many more photos should be scanned in the SFZC catacombs and in scattered shoeboxes.. - dc

famous to us photo of Shunryu Suzuki taken by Rowena (Leary) Pattee Kryder

Suzuki with other Bay Area Buddhist priests and others early sixties at Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco plus comments by Andrew Main. - posted 12-12-14












photo is of Suzuki in Japan at his temple, Rinsoin - looks like he's dressed as a pilgrim or takuhatsu (monk's begging). Used here cause it was on the CTR site. Guess it's with the photo archive at - dc


Click on photo thumbnails to enlarge and to read who's who

Portrait of Suzuki Portrait of Suzuki
group with Suzuki group with Suzuki
Suzuki ceremony, horizontal view
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at the Be-in - photo by Lisa Law. Click on photo to go to Human Be-in page.

not a thumbnail - Suzuki Roshi with the construction crew in 1956 at Rinso-in before work began on the Buddha Hall.


Phillip Wilson with Suzuki - 3 photos - one with them and Bob Halpern

Mel Weitsman, Ananda Claude Dalenberg, Shunryu Suzuki, Kobun Chino, Dainin Katagiri


Shunryu Suzuki in monk's begging gear taken in Japan at his temple Rinsoin. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.

    - A bunch of us after a ceremony at Tassajara before or after the official posed photo - probably after my shusho, head monk, ceremony in the spring of 1974.

10-04-14 - Shunryu Suzuki in front of his cabin at Tassajara. Maybe from opening day. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.


One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado. Richard and Virginia Baker with Shunryu Suzuki. Richard is departing for - will ask him later. - DC

ZC era Tassajara Photos
from Marilyn McDonald's Tass History book PDF



Tassajara photo from Frances Thompson's wall and go here to see the backside with the names.

10-21-14 - Click on thumbnail to enlarge.

John Nelson, the USF Buddhism etc prof whose Bali blog was featured yesterday wants to know who that is to the left of Shunryu Suzuki in this photo and also I'd like to know who that is behind him. I keep thinking his name is Larry. The SFZC has used this photo numerous times through the years. It has a number in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive but can't look for that now due to its rank on the priority list.

Please send any answer to this query to dchad at cuke dot com. Thanks, dc

Photos of Jack Van Allen's lay ordination