Japanese Buddhism inwards in the heartland of Mormonism above 100 years ago with emigrant employees who obtain jobs with Utah mines, farms and bulldozes. And they carry their confidence and wish for religious community with them.
By 1912, these Buddhists formed their first worshippers in Ogden, known as the "Intermountain Buddhist Church." A few years later on, it motivated to Salt Lake City.
Throughout the years, quite a lot of further Japanese Buddhist churches spiral up crosswise the state, with relationship flow away and elegant with the times. World War II, for instance, carries Japanese Americans to the Topaz imprisonment camp in west-central Utah. Several brought their family place of worship with them and continue after the war.
In current years, longtime associates have been attached by American renovates. Now these Buddhists are rejoicing their centenary on Sept. 15 with a daylong event, "Walking the Path of Enlightenment."
The occasion will be detained at the Salt Palace conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.