A Visit to the Ancestral Farm and Cemetery

by Linda Okazaki

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