He11 Commemorative photo


Puna, Hawaii, December, 1924
Courtesy of Junpei Toma

Junpei Toma in a Buick vehicle owned by his relative.
In 1918, Junpei immigrated to Hawaii at the age of 19 with his parents and siblings, and worked as a Japanese language school teacher. During WWII he had to make his living by farming, because Japanese language schools were closed. However, after the war he continued teaching for many years and also served as the adviser of the Puna Hongwanji Mission, the director of the Hawaii Island Japanese Community Association, etc.