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: 1/2 in; 1.27 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.