Matsumoto Collection ddr-densho-107

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Baby photo (ddr-densho-107-1)
img Baby photo (ddr-densho-107-1)
This photo was taken at the Akagawa Studio in Los Angeles, California. At the time the photo was taken, Roy Matsumoto was about three and a half months old. A copy of the photo was made at the Hiroshima Studio on March 12, 1931.
Two children with their pets (ddr-densho-107-2)
img Two children with their pets (ddr-densho-107-2)
Left to right: Takeshi Matsumoto and Roy Hiroshi Matsumoto. Takeshi is teasing the family cat as Roy and family dog look on.
Japanese Americans driving a team of horses (ddr-densho-107-3)
img Japanese Americans driving a team of horses (ddr-densho-107-3)
Left to right: Mr. Zaimoku, Roy Matsumoto, Takeshi Matsumoto and Mrs. Zaimoku. Mr. Zaimoku came from the same village as Roy's grandfather Wakamatsu Matsumoto in Hiroshima, Japan.
Two children playing with a toy (ddr-densho-107-4)
img Two children playing with a toy (ddr-densho-107-4)
Caption on back of photo reads: Hiro-bo (Hiroshi) and Take-bo (Takeshi) playing with a toy fire engine.
Family harvesting onions (ddr-densho-107-5)
img Family harvesting onions (ddr-densho-107-5)
Left to right: Heisaku Nakatani (farm hand who came to the U.S. from the same village as Roy's grandfather, Wakamatsu Matsumoto, in Hiroshima, Japan), Roy, Takeshi, and Roy's mother, Tei Matsumoto.
Family photograph (ddr-densho-107-6)
img Family photograph (ddr-densho-107-6)
Front row (L to R): Roy, Takeshi. Middle row (L to R): Frank Matsumoto (Roy's uncle), Aunty Kitahara (Grandfather's cousin) on her lap, Tsutomu (Tom), Mrs. Muranaka. Back row (L to R): Tei Matsumoto (Roy's mother), Yasaku Muranaka (Roy's Grandfather's half brother).
Three siblings (ddr-densho-107-7)
img Three siblings (ddr-densho-107-7)
Left to right: Second son, Tak (Takeshi), third son, Tom (Tsutomu), and first son, Roy (Hiroshi).
Family on a dock (ddr-densho-107-8)
img Family on a dock (ddr-densho-107-8)
Front row (L to R): Takeshi, Roy, Uncle Frank Matsumoto. Back row (L to R): unknown, Mr. Nakatani, unknown, Roy's grandfather Wakamatsu Matsumoto, Mrs. Kitahara, unknown, Mrs. Muranaka, unknown, Tom (baby) held by Roy's mother, Tei Matsumoto. This picture was taken by Roy's father, Wakaji, when Roy's grandfather left for Japan to ...
Japanese American special agent (ddr-densho-107-9)
img Japanese American special agent (ddr-densho-107-9)
When this photo was taken, Roy Matsumoto was a special agent for the 441st CIC Det. GHQ Allied Forces, Japan. He is in Korakuen Park, Koishigawa, Tokyo, Japan. The photo was taken by Mrs. Motoko Manabe, who was the wife of Mr. Ryoichi Manabe, former Japanese Consul General at Hankow, China.
Uncle and nephew making a snowman (ddr-densho-107-10)
img Uncle and nephew making a snowman (ddr-densho-107-10)
Roy Matsumoto (standing) making a snowman with Uncle Frank Matsumoto. Snow was a rare occasion in southern California.
Family on an outing (ddr-densho-107-11)
img Family on an outing (ddr-densho-107-11)
Visit to Hollywood Mountain. Left to right: Uncle Frank Matsumoto, Noboru (fourth son), Tsutomu (third son), Takeshi (second son), and Roy (eldest son). Tei Matsumoto, mother of all the children, standing behind children.
Harvesting onions (ddr-densho-107-12)
img Harvesting onions (ddr-densho-107-12)
Left to right: Mr. Heisaku Nakatani, who worked for Matsumoto Ranch, Roy, Takeshi, and Tei Matsumoto.
Child with a broken leg (ddr-densho-107-13)
img Child with a broken leg (ddr-densho-107-13)
A family horse named "Joe" kicked Roy Matsumoto's left shin while following the horse while it was led by Uncle Frank, who was repairing an irrigation canal on the farm property.
Children under pepper tree (ddr-densho-107-15)
img Children under pepper tree (ddr-densho-107-15)
Front row (L to R): Roy Matsumoto's brother Tom, Noboru. Middle row (L to R): Roy, Violet Tawa, Tsuneo Tawa. Back row (L to R): Takeshi, Hiroshi Tawa, Setsuko Tawa, and Violet's cousin Haruko.
Children sitting around a table (ddr-densho-107-16)
img Children sitting around a table (ddr-densho-107-16)
Front row (L to R): Tsutomu, Takeshi, Hiroshi Tawa, Roy Matsumoto. Back row (L to R): Noboru, Haruko Tawa, Tsuneo Tawa, Violet and Setsuko Tawa.
Children standing outside a home (ddr-densho-107-17)
img Children standing outside a home (ddr-densho-107-17)
These children are standing between a Model T Ford truck and car. Front row (L to R): Harue Matsumoto, Noboru, Takeshi, Tsune Tawa, Tsutomu. Back row (L to R): Violet Tawa, Roy, Haruko Tawa, Setsuko and Hiroshi Tawa.
Children sitting under a pepper tree (ddr-densho-107-18)
img Children sitting under a pepper tree (ddr-densho-107-18)
Front row (L to R): Hiroshi Tawa, Roy Matsumoto, Harue, Noboru, Takeshi, and Tsutomu. Back row (L to R): unknown, unknown, Setsuko Tawa, Violet Tawa, Tsuneo Tawa, and Haruko Tawa (cousin of Violet).
Family on a dock (ddr-densho-107-19)
img Family on a dock (ddr-densho-107-19)
Front row (L to R): Unknown man with child (standing), unknown woman, Noboru, Tsutomu, Teruyo Muranaka, Wakaji Matsumoto (Roy Matsumoto's father), Frank Matsumoto (Roy's uncle). Second row (L to R): Tei Matsumoto with baby Harue (Roy's mother and sister), Mrs. Muranaka and son Shigeru. Back row (L to R): unknown, Yasaku Muranaka (Roy ...
Children en route to Japan (ddr-densho-107-20)
img Children en route to Japan (ddr-densho-107-20)
Takeshi and Roy Matsumoto are aboard the Nippon Yusen, Brazil Maru.
Children wearing Japanese clothing (ddr-densho-107-21)
img Children wearing Japanese clothing (ddr-densho-107-21)
This is the first time Roy and Takeshi Matsumoto are wearing Japanese clothing after moving to Japan.
High school study tour (ddr-densho-107-22)
img High school study tour (ddr-densho-107-22)
Shudo High School study tour. Front row (L to R): Roy Matsumoto, Atsuyoshi Sakato, Jiro Shimomura. Center row (L to R): Isao Namba. Back row (L to R): Shigeo Kojima, Yoshinori Kajimoto, and Hiroshi Sakamoto.
Military Intelligence Service soldier (ddr-densho-107-23)
img Military Intelligence Service soldier (ddr-densho-107-23)
This photo was taken right after graduation from Military Intelligence Service Language School at Camp Savage, Minnesota.
Bronze Star presentation ceremony (ddr-densho-107-24)
img Bronze Star presentation ceremony (ddr-densho-107-24)
Front row (L to R): Lt. Roy Nakada, unknown, T/Sgt Roy Matsumoto, unknown, unknown, Lt. George Nakamura, S/Sgt. John Morozumi. Back row: All are unknown.

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