- an archival site on the life and world of Shunryu Suzuki and those who knew him. Home to the Cuke Archives and other stuff from DC. From December 1998.

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This page was first made in 1998 and most the photos below were put there then.  There are photos all over and some are linked to from here. There's a much larger presentation on

Over 400 photos of Shunryu Suzuki at this link on - well presented and you can search for words in captions with names and add notes

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

Photos from Crooked Cucumber  (posted here May 19, 2012)

         Earliest Tassajara group photo from the fall, 1967

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

David Padwa photos

Barabar Lubansky Wenger's Flicker photo album with much ZC from 73 on

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




stick.JPG (18683 bytes)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 - 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's SR0120 on

1-28-2020 - Yahudah lan Winter writes: Was drawn to a book while visiting a friend in Eugene. Hippie Chick by Ilene English. On page 163 she has this photo and identifies the man next to Roshi as Lenny who she eventually married.  I contacted her and she said his name is Larry Whitney and he recently had his 80th birthday and now lives in Ashland, Oregon. 

Alan also thought he recognized the woman behind Whitney. There are four photos in this series. She's in the second one real clear Emma Bragdon. It's SR0118

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That's Tony Johannson on the left.. He's in SR0117 and SR0119 too.


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

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