Wood Carving Tools


Another one of Sadao Oka's few carving tools. This is a small wedge that he used to carve in details and lines into the three dimensional birds. Tools like this were important for his art because with these he was able to add in details that make them look much more realistic than they would have otherwise. The supply of materials and tools that he and his carving class had was extremely limited due to their incarceration so whatever tools they did have became very important.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American, Executive Order 9066


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Credit Line: Gift of Jane Oka

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0117.104Accession Number: 2016.0117Catalog Number: 2016.0117.104

Object Name: tool

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 1 in x 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.27 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6144-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1812172

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