Wood carving, fish and plants


This carving demonstrates the artistic skill that many incarcerated Japanese American possessed. Internees found a way to express their emotions through their talents. Many objects made in the internment camps revealed and represented the resilience of these imprisoned people.

Date Made: 1943-1945

Maker: Mantaro, Matsumoto

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General, Military, Cultures & Communities, Japanese American Internment Era


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.3144.14Nonaccession Number: 1986.3144Catalog Number: 1986.3144.14

Object Name: wood carving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 12.065 cm x 26.035 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-be93-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1295392

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