1930s-50s

The house where Ikeda grew up in Ota Ward (Tokyo, 1930s)
Ikeda (front row, fourth from left) in elementary school (Tokyo, mid-1930s)
Ikeda (left) with a fellow student (Tokyo, 1940s)
Ikeda's parents, father, Nenokichi, and mother, Ichi, on the
veranda of their home (Tokyo, 1951)
Commemorative photo with his wife, Kaneko, on their wedding day
(Tokyo, May 1952)
Ikeda (right) proofreading text for the second printing of the
collected writings of Nichiren at Meiwa Printing Company
(Tokyo, March 1954)
Ikeda (left) with second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda during
the first youth festival on the grounds of Nihon University
(Tokyo, November 1954)
At the Soka Gakkai Headquarters in Shinanomachi, Shinjuku Ward
(Tokyo, May 1956)
Greeted by Soka Gakkai members after his release from the Osaka
detention house following his arrest on false charges (Osaka, July 1957)
Visiting Soka Gakkai members in Yubari with Josei Toda
(Hokkaido, August 1957)
With Josei Toda (left) at a youth sports event in Yokohama where
Toda delivered his historic speech condemning nuclear weapons
(Kanagawa Prefecture, September 1957)
With his mentor Josei Toda at the completion of the
Grand Lecture Hall on the grounds of Taiseki-ji in Fujinomiya
(Shizuoka Prefecture, March 1958)
Leading the brass band during a celebration of the
newly-completed Grand Lecture Hall on the Taiseki-ji grounds
in Fujinomiya (Shizuoka Prefecture, March 1958)
Speaking at a Student Division speech event held at
Meguro Public Hall (Tokyo, October 1959)