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Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism


Universal teachings for everyday living.

Reverend Gyomay Kubose

-Brotherhood Award from the Japanese American Citizens League (1959)


-Chicago Uptown "Man of the Week" (1959)


-Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America (1961)


-Honorary Life Member of the Uptown Lions Club (1964)


-Honorary Life Member of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce


-World Buddhist Mission Cultural Award from the Japanese Buddhist Mission Cultural Association (1970)


-Included in the 1976 Bicentennial edition of the Notable Americans of the Bicentennial Era (1976)


-Outstanding Community Service Award from the Japanese American Service Committee (1981)


-Chicago Uptown Commission Board Member


-Chicago Nikkei Community Father of the Year Award from the Japanese American Association of Chicago (1984)


-Honorary Award from the governor of Hiroshima, Japan (1986)


-The 5th Class Order of the Sacred Treasure Gold and Silver Rays from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan (1987)


-Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Award from the City of Chicago (1988)


-Distinguished service award from the 15th generation Grand Tea Master, Sen Soshitsu, of the Urasenke Tradition of Tea (1991)


-Gave opening invocation of the Parliament of World's Religious Centennial Celebration (1993)

Honors and Awards