Senninbari, "thousand-stitch belt"
ddr-densho-105-8 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p105-00008)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's mother made this senninbari in Tule Lake. It is known as a thousand-stitch belt, and was created to protect a soldier going into battle. Each of the thousand knots was sewn by a different woman. On the belt is stitched Min's Buddhist name, the traditional Buddhist chant of "Namu Amida Butsu," and a dedication in English.
Courtesy of the Tsubota Family Collection