In modern times, Tennoji was combined with another school to create the current Osaka University of Education (Osaka Kyoiku University).
After the Russo-Japanese War (1905), Japan took over Russia’s influence in Manchuria. To exploit the badly needed resources Japan needed from Manchuria, it sent Japanese citizens to colonize the area. One of Torayoshi’s brothers—Densaburo Bando—was evidently one of those sent.
Torayoshi appears to have had two teaching jobs after graduating from teaching college, both at the elementary level. He lived in a boarding house, and his scrapbook contains a couple pictures of other residents. At least one is labeled ‘lover’.
After accepting the offer of marriage from the Maida family, Torayoshi spent some time at his family home in Kebara.
These are the two photographs exchanged during the marriage transaction.