I received this photo copy from Asada san the day before yesterday. This is the first time I see my great grandfather's younger-days photo. I'm intrigued by it. His nose is distinct like my grandfather's. I wish I inherited his nose. Mine is tiny. It's hard to see, but I think his ears were pretty large.
It's strange. I feel close to him as though I've known him all along. To my mother and aunt, he was a god because he took them in after the parents' divorce. He told stories before they went to sleep.
May 26th, 1898. His long title. Yamada Kikan
In front of Ushigome Military School. Ushigome is Shinjuku today.
The name of the photo studio is Tannendo.