Mickey and Minnie figures made of shells collected from the desert around Topaz, Utah. Author Delphine Hirasuna said that students in art classes often made objects using the same theme. These were sent by a Topaz inmate to a friend on the outside. Courtesy of Delphine Hirasuna.


This Louie the duckling pin was given to Hideno Nakamoto when she was eight years old by a friend at the Tule Lake concentration camp. The iconic Castle Rock can be seen on Louie’s sign. Courtesy of Helene (Hideno) Mihara.


Geta heart pin, collection of Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
photo: David Izu


An example of exceptionally tall geta, c. 1960’s Japan.
Courtesy of the Boston Children’s Museum.