Butsudan-Buddhist altar

Description
This Butsudan-Buddhist altar was made from scrap lumber in Jerome Relocation Center in Arkansas. Buddhism was among the religions that was practiced in the internment camps. However, it was not formally recognized in the camp or marked with a specific house of worship within the internment camp grounds. This altar would have been kept in the barracks and used privately.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
butsudan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 1/16 in x 13 1/4 in x 22 1/2 in; 56.03875 cm x 33.655 cm x 57.15 cm
place made
United States: Arkansas, Jerome
ID Number
1986.3068.01
catalog number
1986.3068.01
nonaccession number
1986.3068
subject
Military
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Butsudan-Buddhist altar
Credit Line
Gift of Sam Oda
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