"We are prohibited to go within 10 feet of the fence, and it is most painful to be cut off from the outside world," Tana wrote, according to Duncan Williams, associate professor of Japanese Buddhism at UC Berkeley.
is translating Tana's memoirs, which exceed 1,600 pages.
Tana, 40 at the time, told authorities he
had studied at Kyoto Buddhist College
in Japan and had come to this country as a missionary in the early 1930s, Williams
said in an interview.
After Tana's detention at Tuna Canyon and later in Santa Fe, N.M., he
moved to San Mateo and eventually to Hawaii.
He died in 1972.