Buddhist Temple of Alameda Founded in 1916

Buddhist Temple of Alameda

2325 Pacific Ave.

Alameda, California 94501

Temple News


2018, 01/25
Chris Tomine on Nikkei West


2017, 12/20
The "Buddha of Oakland" article






Cookie and Mas Interviewed by SF Chron


Cookie Takeshita, 87 and Mas Takano, 84, speak about carvings made by their father Yasuhiro Takano during the time they were interned at Amache, Colorado with their family.  Please click on the photo to view the video.

New Hondo stairs dedicated

On Sunday May 17 2015 the new (almost finished) stairs to the Hondo were dedicated.  The new stairs will have decorative wooden hand rails and posts emulating the style of the original building.  During the rebuild the original rail posts were discovered boxed into wooden frames.  They have been restored and are now a part of the new stair set.

Cookbook Selling Fast.  Order your copy here...

The 100th Anniversary Temple cookbook may now be ordered here.  Just click on the photo above to get to the order page.  The book, crammed with great meals from Temple members, is a one-of-a-kind and includes the amazing Ume/Shiso infused Pork Belly Katsu (shown on right)) created by Chris Tomine.

Cookbook Special Note***

Some of the Cookbooks have typo's and other errors.  Here is a FREE Errata sheet with the corrections.  Just click on the link, then download and print.


                                                                                ERRATA Sheet

Art Exhibit



No, you are not looking at a photo in an art gallery.  Come see this classy display which graces the walls of our Temple social hall.  Since the year 2000 artist, Chris Tomine, has donated his talents to create the exquisite posters and flyers for our annual bazaar and Obon celebration as well as the homepage of our Temple website.   Temple artistic director, Jane Naito, suggested Chris install a permanent exhibit in our newly renovated social hall.  Chris’s generous donation included expertly matting, framing, and installing his artwork.  A big round of applause for Temple member, Chris Tomine.


Prints of Dr. Tomine's work are available for sale, the prints are $25 each (all proceeds to Temple 100th Anniversary Celebration).  Sign in on the pre-order form in the Temple Social Hall or email here to inquire.



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Unusual View of the Temple

Thanks to Ken Sherman for making this video of the Temple.  Please click on the picture to see the movie.