Wooden Tool

These ironwood tools were made inside Gila River Relocation Center by Yoichi Asada. He used them to make artificial flowers. Many internees made flowers to decorate their barracks in an attempt to brighten their otherwise bleak living conditions. Ironwood refers to woods that have a unique hardness and density.
Currently not on view
Object Name
wooden tool
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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