The Inspiring Story Of Takahashi Bird Pins
By Julia C. Carroll and Carol Takahashi.
After Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans Yoneguma and Kiyoka Takahashi and their three young sons were incarcerated at the Poston III internment camp. While there, the Takahashis participated in a class where they learned the art of carving and painting bird pins using meager materials scrounged from the camp. From the beginning, the couple excelled at the craft.
Upon their release, the Takahashis started a home-based business making and selling handcrafted bird pins. Over the span of 40 years the Takahashis perfected their craft. This book is a celebration of their lives, their legacy, their art. Lushly illustrated with 400 color photographs of rare bird pins, the book serves as a catalogue of their work and lives and provides details of the carving and painting techniques. Hardbound: 272 pp.