Ayato Matsumae (松前 綾人 Matsumae Ayato) is the husband of Satsuki Matsumae and the father of Ohana Matsumae. He was a photographer and inspired Satsuki to be an editor, whom he later married. When Ohana was a baby, Ayato died from unknown causes (either from an accident or illness). He first appears in a flashback in the movie Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home.