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Nona Ransom photos
from the 30s in Japan

Nona Ransom's films and stills

Nona Ransom in Tientsin, China, c. 1932.

See close up color photo of the pouffe her tee tray rests on, sent by her godchild.

Nona Ransom's rented Japan home where Shunryu lived for a year and a half.

Nona Ransom, Tokyo, 1930

Shunryu Suzuki on the left

Maybe this is Shunryu

Sugioka (possibly another of Nona's students) feeding deer at Miyajima seashore

Nona feeding deer at Miyajima seashore

Makaen Monastery, Diamond Mountains, Korea

“Makaen. Taken for sake of mountains, but photograph gives no idea of their beauty. N.R. standing at end of the temple where we stayed.” (From back of photo.)

Nona and Sugioka spent the night at this temple in Korea in 1929.

Temple in Korea, 1929.

Kasuisai temple where Shunryu Suzuki went sometimes to help train monks.

The is a temple in Shizuoka, maybe Kasuisai. Hoitsu wasn't sure, and is the setting for the best old film footage of Shunryu.

Monks dancing for Obon Festival

Monks returning from takuhatsu begging probably led by Shunryu as in Nona's film.

Shinto priest at shrine

Cool looking monks

Notes on some photos in Nona's hand - but I haven't tried to figure out what they refer to - please enlighten us.

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