(Left) Book: Shonen Matsumura, Autobiography (published 1960)
This book contains the transcription of the Matsumura’s oral diction to his daughter, Toshiko Yamashita. It was published in the month following Matsumura’s death. The book includes Matsumura’s recollections of his time living in Masatake Oshima’s house, Inazo Nitobe’s recommendation to Matsumura that he stays at college and the circumstances leading up to his study in Europe and the creation of the Japan’s first entomology lab at Hokkaido University. The book is full of humorous anecdotes and it gives an idea of the scale of Matsumura’s career and his larger-than-life character.

(Right) Insect samples: The insect samples collected by Matsumura himself.

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