Buddhist Pioneer Rev. Kenryu Tsuji Dies

March 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post


On March 10, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The Rev. Kenryu T. Tsuji, 84, the first U.S. citizen to serve as bishop of the 105-year-old Buddhist Churches of America, the largest Buddhist group in the Japanese American community, died of pneumonia Feb. 26 in San Mateo, Calif. He had Alzheimer's disease. The first Shin Buddhist bishop to speak fluent Japanese and English, Mr. Tsuji survived life in a World War II internment camp, launched several congregations and published an introduction to Buddhism on the Internet."