Monday, May 14, 2012

Iwa's Letter

Iwa was born in 1837 and died in 1916.  She is my great grandfather's mother.  She wrote this letter to her younger sister Chie.  I'm thrilled to find this letter!  Thank you, Asada san!  Chie is his wife's; great grandmother.  We are related!  I will be writing my second memoir, I think!

The brushstrokes of
great grandfather's mother
her letters remain
on pink dyed wash paper
her sorrow also


Caroline Gill said...

What a beautiful - if poignant - post, Keiko.

keiko amano said...

Thank you, Caroline!