As an infant Shigeko, the eldest Nishinaka sibling, was sent to live in Japan with relatives. Eventually three of her other sisters, Fujio, Nobuko, and Fumi would join her in Japan for education. All four were not happy to be separated from their family at such a young age.
Left to right. Back: Tomie and Tomokichi. Front: Fumiko (2yr), Fujio (7yr), Nobuko (4yr)