Roy Kumano was one of the most well-known Nisei harmonica players, and a member of the Lemon Creek Harmonica Band. He was very active as a harmonica performer and bandleader in Vancouver prior to the forced removal, giving solo performances as well as leading groups such as the Gakuyukai and Hompa Harmonica Bands. He was also a popular thespian, performing in productions with the Gakuyukai and the Nisei Dramatic Club. He even published a couple instalments of a Harmonica Hints column in The New Canadian. His brother was Harry Kumano.