Matsumoto Collection ddr-densho-107
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 ...
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.
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.
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.