Butsudan-Buddhist altar

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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.