A piece of home
Ito carried with him a thousand stitch belt made of muslin, called a senninbari, that his mother made for him from her internment camp. A senninbari is a traditional Japanese piece that soldiers wore into battle to keep, and is adorned with 1,000 stitches, each sewn by a different woman’s hand.
Ito also carried with him a 35 mm Argus camera, he said, with which he took thousands of pictures.
Pictured: the inside cover of Ito’s heart-shield bible