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.
place made
United States: California, Manzanar
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Masa Ozamoto
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History