A significant cultural barrier was the lack of understanding by European Americans regarding the spiritual beliefs of the Japanese immigrants and of the concept of bushido. The use of the word is revealing in that many Japanese were emigrating because feudal Samurai ways were ending. In several of the oral histories of Wintersburg, there is mention of a family having Samurai roots.
RIGHT: The $1500 fundraising effort continued after the Mission was built, receiving a $5 contribution dated Nov. 21, 1911, from Huntington Beach's E.H. Darling, who also owned Darling's Pharmacy in nearby Garden Grove. E.H. Darling writes, "Enclosed you will please find a Five Dollar ($5) bill which we are sending you to apply on your indebtness to your Chapel. It is not very much and trust tho that you will get a number such offers." (Image, courtesy of Wintersburg Presbyterian Church) © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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