Ojiichan Goichi


Hi-Ojiichan Tamezo, mom and Tei

Hi-Ojiichan Tamezo as a young man.

Obachan's House in Sekido w/ part of research team.


View from top of hill overlooking Maruda






View from plot where Tanaka home once stood in Maruda










Entrance to new Nakamura Ohaka in Sekido


Another breathtaking view from Maruda. This is to the North side, where the Sea of Japan can be seen. From the South side of Maruda, the Pacific can be seen.



Mochigatao is another small village, located a 15-minute walk from Maruda. This village is also hidden, as can be seen in this picture.


Mr. Muraoka is one of the last remaining people in the neighboring village of Mochigatao. Here, he is explaining what he knows of Samurai ties in his village and Maruda village.







Tanaka tomb on left with view of the rest of the Ohaka.

The Tanaka Ohaka overgrown with brush

Tanaka Tomb with a little door on the front. Inscribed on the inside of the door, it says Tanaka.









Secret path leading from Maruda to Ohaka.

Sayabo, Hitoshi, mom using charcoal to read inscription on a marker.


Kojinsama to protect the house was brought from Maruda to Sekido and is now at Obachan's house.








Morifuji Family


Morifuji Daiku (carpenters) Shop - Iwakuni


Morifuji Daiku Sign


Morifuji Kamon (Family Crest) - Not is also a Tachibana (Mandarin Flower) - Same as the Tanaka and Nakamura families


Entrance to the Morifuji Ohaka (cemetery)


Ancient Morifuji Family Tombstone


Closeup of Morifuji Tombstone

Morifuji Ohaka Entrance