Misaki Matsui shed a tear as she stood in a vineyard in Southern California, viewing the same scenery captured in one of her late grandfather's photos.

"I felt like I was able to unite with (her grandfather and great-grandfather), who were there about 100 years ago," the photographer said.

In "Back to California after 100 Years," a photo exhibition Matsui held in Yokohama from March 1 to May 6, she traces the history of her family by following in the footsteps of her grandfather and great-grandfather as they explored life in the United States.