Portrait of Tezuka Osamu's grandfather 2 (date/location unknown)
A portrait of Tezuka Osamu's grandfather, Tezuka Taro. He was responsible for naming Tezuka Etsuko.
Grandfather Taro, one of the founders of Kansai University, passes away.
The family moves to Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture .
Tezuka Osamu as a young boy (April 1936/Takarazuka, location unknown)
Wearing the uniform of Osaka Prefecture Ikeda Elementary School.
Enters elementary school in Osaka.
Nicknamed "fuzzy head" for his curly hair when in the second grade.
Starting in third grade, Tezuka Osamu learns composition from his teacher Inui Hideo. He has his hair closely cropped and draws his first comic "Pin Pin Sei-chan", whose central character was a boy with close-cropped hair.
Becomes fond of reading "Norakuro" and "Nakamura Manga Library" by the comic artist Tagawa Hosui.
Ask his parents to subscribe to a newspaper just so that he can read Tagawa's comic strips.
Tezuka’s first manga work, Lively Little Sei
Starts to wear glasses in the fifth grade. A new school building is built, and Tezuka Osamu, together with his friends, play a group of conspirators in unused empty classrooms and construction workers' sheds. He draws picture cards "Martians are here" featuring Martians.
The character "Hyotantsugi" appears in his drawings "Fishing with Fuku-chan" for the first time.
Draws a long comic "A Night in China" and circulates it in the school. It proves popular with his teachers as well as the students.
Works with his friends to create a mimeographed bulletin for circulation
Reads about an insect called "Osamushi (ground beetle)" in "A Color Picture Book of 1,000 Species of Insects" that he borrows from a friend of his, and creates his pen name "Osamu" by adding a character meaning "insect" to his real name. He starts collecting insects, and draws more comics including "Pi-pi-pi-ko".
Becomes fascinated by Umino Junzo's novel "Martian Army Corps", which was published in a newspaper in serial form.