A Visit to the Ancestral Farm and Cemetery

No genealogical research is complete without a trip to the ancestral homeland. On 1 November 2012, we had the opportunity to visit the original Okazaki family farm in Tabara Village. The experience was both sentimental and genealogically rewarding. It will take some time to reflect upon my time in Tabara, so a narrative will need to wait. For now, the pictures capture the essence of the day.

Inside Cover of Okazaki Kakocho

 

 

Original Well

 

Front Entrance to the Farmhouse with Old Wisteria Vines

 

Pouring Water Over the Okazaki Ancestral Grave Stones

 

With Hosts Motomu and Shizuko Okazaki