Wooden name plate used in Manzanar

This name plate identified the residence of Michibiku Ozamoto. Her name is spelled out in both Japanese characters and English. The numbers 24-4-3 stand for Block 24, Barracks 4, Apartment 3. The sign was constructed from scrap wood found around Manzanar Relocation Center.
Object Name
name plate
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
place made
United States: California, Manzanar
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
National Treasures exhibit
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
National Treasures exhibit
Japanese American Internment Era
Treasures of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Wooden name plate used in Manzanar
Credit Line
Gift of Masa Ozamoto
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author
National Museum of American History
Publication URL

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