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.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Jun Yamamoto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0252.01Accession Number: 2005.0252Catalog Number: 2005.0252.01

Object Name: lantern

Physical Description: wood (overall material)paper (overall; part material)fabric (overall; part material)Measurements: overall: 46 in x 10 in x 10 in; 116.84 cm x 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1295896

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