AB 81-49


  • AB 81-49 Toishi
  • AB 81-60 Paint Spray Gun
  • AB 80-37 Kawara
  • AB 80-34 Kawara
  • AB 81-141 Branding Iron
  • AB 81-4 Hard Hat
  • AB 81-74 Nail Pouch
  • AB 81-40 Mallet
  • AB 81-69 d Brush
  • AB 81-59 a Carpenter's Square
  • AB 81-51 j Tool Belt
  • AB 84-13 Ink Line
  • AB 81-62 c Hammer
  • AB 81-51 d Chisel
  • AB 81-65 Crowbar
  • AB 81-46 d Saw
  • AB 81-138 Nails
  • AB 81-51 l Chisel
  • AB 81-48 Carpenter's Plane
  • AB 81-66 d Trowel
What is it?
Sharpening Stone
What is it made of?
Where is it from?
When was it made?
Object ID
AB 81-49

This sharpening stone, or toishi, is made of dark gray, hard, rectangular carbon stone with metallic flecks. The label attached to the side of the stone reads: "A product by Carbon Stone, Hatahoshico, Ltd." The stone is possibly intended for use to sharpen other stones or to flatten. It serves as an example of the kind of toishi that would have been used in the construction of The Japanese House, though this particular toishi was not used on the project but was brand new when accessioned.

Gift of Yasuimoku Komuten Co., Ltd., 1979
AB 81-49 Toishi