This A-frame temple dating from the 1960s is the North American outpost of the Konko religion. The congregation moved from ... More
Konko Church of San Francisco
This A-frame temple dating from the 1960s is the North American outpost of the Konko religion. The congregation moved from Japan to the United States over seventy years ago. Konko Church itself is a masterpiece of simplicity. The north and south walls are glass made to resemble rice paper. The lines of the pale wood sanctuary are clean and elegantly proportioned, making it a lovely place for quiet meditation. Over the altar is the Japanese character for gold, a metaphor for the golden light that emanates from a spiritual heart.
San Francisco has had a riotous past, to put it mildly, and this 3.8 mile tour takes you to most
of the famous spots where things happened, as well as many other points of historical and cultural interest. Eras ...
With all the interesting events that have occurred in San Francisco, there are bound to be a few disgruntled spirits
hanging around. This tour takes you to meet them. Your guide, gifted with a suitably mordant sense of humor, ...
This national park and tribute to maritime history consists of the Hyde Street Pier, the National Maritime Museum, and the
Maritime Museum Library. The pier, located on the western end of Fisherman's Wharf, features a fleet of historic vessels ...