Raymond’s Brain: My Baachan #3, Born Taki Kinoshita in 1889

A personal history by Raymond Nakamura

My baachan was born Taki Kinoshita on February 8, 1889 to Manzaburo Kinoshita and Kuma Izumiya (according to the Baptismal Certificate which will come up later).

I don’t have an actual photograph of her from that time. This drawing is based on a photo of “a happy Japanese mother and babe” by C.H. Graves in 1902, which is now in the American Library of Congress online archive. I don’t even know if it’s a boy or girl, but babies all look the same to me.

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Republished from Raymond’s Brain.

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