Roofed Japanese Lantern

The donor's father made this lamp while in Manzanar Relocation Center. Many internees made furniture and other interior decorations from the limited materials available to them at the camps. This particular object was constructed out of orange boxes, twigs from trees growing around Manzanar, burlap scraps from the camouflage net factory at the camp, and glass from a broken windowpane.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (overall; part material)
fabric (overall; part material)
overall: 46 in x 10 in x 10 in; 116.84 cm x 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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