ABOUT TEZUKA OSAMU ABOUT TEZUKA OSAMU

PHOTO ALBUM

with Family

Birth and childhood

Tezuka Osamu as a baby (March 21, 1929/Toyonaka, Osaka)
First visit to a shrine, aged 1.

Tezuka Osamu wearing a sailor suit (May 1931/Toyonaka, Osaka)
Tezuka Osamu aged 4, cutely dressed in a sailor suit.

Tezuka Osamu loved drawing pictures
(May 1931/Toyonaka, Osaka)
Tezuka Osamu, aged 4. He was already absorbed in drawing.

Tezuka Osamu's family (May 1931/Toyonaka, Osaka)
In front of the decorations for the annual May festival. Tezuka Osamu's parents and his younger sister, Minako.

Sitting on the lap of a Takarazuka star (1930s/in front of the family home, Takarazuka)
Amatsu Otome (far left) and Unno Kayoko, stars of the Takarazuka Revue Company, lived next door to the Tezuka family.


Tezuka Osamu as a young boy
(April 1936/Takarazuka, location unknown)
Wearing the uniform of Osaka Prefecture Ikeda Elementary School.

Standing in front of pine decorations on the gate
(January 1938/ the gate of the family home, Takarazuka)
New Year, elementary school, year 4.

Off to middle school
(April 1941/ at the family home, Takarazuka)
Entered Osaka Prefecture Kitano Middle School.

Tezuka Osamu with his mother and younger sister and brother (Around 1944/location unknown)
From left, Tezuka Osamu's mother, Fumiko; his younger sister, Minako; Tezuka Osamu; his younger brother, Hiroshi.

Portraits of the Tezuka family

Portrait of Tezuka Osamu's grandfather (date/location unknown)
A portrait of Tezuka Osamu's grandfather, Tezuka Taro.
Director of the Nagasaki Court of Appeal.
He was the son of Tezuka Ryosen (of Tezuka's Ancestor Dr. Ryoan).

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.

Portrait of Tezuka Osamu's grandmother
(date/location unknown)
A portrait of Tezuka Osamu's grandmother, Masu.

Encircling his grandmother (November 12, 1933/location unknown)
On the first anniversary of his grandfather, Tezuka Taro's death.
Tezuka Osamu's father, Yutaka, is sitting on the far right. Osamu's younger brother, Hiroshi, is sitting on his lap.
Osamu is sitting on the lap of the woman sat next to his father.

Tezuka Osamu's wife's father (November 12, 1933/location unknown)
On the first anniversary of his grandfather, Tezuka Taro's death.
Tezuka Osamu's father, Yutaka, is at far right.
Tezuka Etsuko's father, Okada Seiji, is standing in the middle.
The two were distantly related.
Tezuka Taro was Seiji's superior and he also arranged Seiji's marriage.
For details, please read 'My husband, Tezuka Osamu', by Tezuka Etsuko.

Tezuka Osamu as a dad

Marriage (October 4, 1959/Hankyu Takarazuka Hotel)
Tezuka Osamu married Okada Etsuko.

Mako holding a plane (April 18, 1964/Haneda Airport)
Tezuka Osamu's oldest son, Makoto.
Tezuka Osamu was flying to the US to report on the New York World Fair. His family came to see him off.

Dad and Rumi with umbrellas (1960s/in the garden of Tezuka Osamu's house at Fujimidai)
Tezuka Osamu's oldest daughter, Rumiko. The photo was an advertisement for a magazine.

Birth of Chii (June 11, 1969/location unknown)
The birth of Tezuka Osamu's second daughter, Chiiko.