Wooden tool

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2006.0167.04
accession number
2006.0167
catalog number
2006.0167.04
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Cultures & Communities
Military
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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