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 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 Portraits of Issei couple (ddr-densho-107-30)
Roy Matsumoto's mother, Tei Matsumoto, was the youngest daughter of a samurai, Shinjiro Kimura. Her elder brother, Koichi Kimura was Wakaji Matsumoto's (Roy's father's) classmate in school, and a second cousin. Tei managed the Matsumoto farm after Wakamatsu (Roy's grandfather) retired to Japan. Before WWII started, she went to Hiroshima, Japan, with her family. She escaped …
img Portraits of elderly couple (ddr-densho-107-29)
Roy Matsumoto's paternal grandparents. Roy's paternal grandfather, Wakamatsu, was the youngest son of the Matsumoto family. He married his sweetheart and came to Kauai, HI, as a government contract laborer to work in the sugar cane fields. Upon completion of the contract, he came to the mainland United States, leased land in southern California, and operated …
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's great uncle), unknown, …
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 retire.