community art 

Remembrance Shrine


Created to honor the 65th anniversary of the Japanese American Internment, the shrine is a birdcage wrapped in rice paper and is reminiscent of an Obutsudan, a Buddhist home shrine. This shrine glows like a paper lantern and signifies the dignity and resilience of the imprisoned. The memories of those who were incarcerated from 1942-46 are hidden behind shutters on the shrine. The viewer may interact by lifting the shutters to read the stories and then tie their own writings on to the shrine.

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