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Manzanar Japanese Relocation Camp - Cemetery
California


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East side of the Manzanar Monument

East side of the Manzanar Monument

The primary view of the Manzanar Cemetery obelisk is with the Sierra Nevada behind it. The characters on the east side read "I REI TO", which means "soul consoling tower". It now serves as a focal point for the annual pilgrimage and commemorative ceremonies.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

Date photographed: March 12, 2017

Cemetery monument at Manzanar

Cemetery monument at Manzanar

The concrete obelisk in the Manzanar Cemetery was created in 1943 by stonemason Ryozo Kado with advice from Buddhist priest Shinjo Nagatomi. Labor was provided by Block 9 residents and the Young Buddhist Association. The characters mean "Erected by the Manzanar Japanese, August 1943".

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

Date photographed: March 12, 2017

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