Butsudan-Buddhist altar

Butsudan-Buddhist altar

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Other Terms
butsudan; General Collection
place made
United States: Arkansas, Jerome
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of Sam Oda
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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