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This is a "Takahashi" Wren bird pin. It isn't marked as were so many of their pins. Carol Takahashi (granddaughter of the artists) , informed me that it is a genuine Takahashi pin.

It is in extremely good vintage condition and measures 1 3/4 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches long. This pin has the push pins and not the screws on the pinback mechanism as the reproductions of the 70's had (screws).

The Takahashi pins are displayed in museums around the world.

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.

Following their release, the Takahashis started a home-based business making and selling handcrafted bird pins, an enterprise that would last for 40 years .

Vintage TAKAHASKI Bird Pin (Wren)


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: vintage, jewelry, brooch, pin, wood, wren, bird, takahashi, hand crafted
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 2048 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people