Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan On My Mind

Thinking of the people of Japan today after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

These are some of the items we brought back from Japan after our son, Rob's, wedding there in 2001. The teacups on the bottom shelf are from Kyoto and the tea set on the center shelf was a gift from Rob and his beautiful bride, Tomomi.

Rob with our grandson, Takanori, on Taka's first trip to meet his grandparents in Japan. Japan is such a beautiful country with such warm and graceful people. The thought of the devastation there is heartbreaking.

Our daughter-in-law Tomomi, grandson Takanori, and Tomomi's mother, Unmeyo, in Japan. Luckily Tomo's family lives in the southern part of Japan, not on the northern coast where the earthquake hit. However, the whole country will be affected by this tragedy for years to come.

Taka having dinner with his grandparents, Tokuhide and Umeyo, at their home in Japan.
Just heard that Tokuhide (grandpa - ojiisan - "Jiji") was in Tokyo on business when the earthquake hit and had to spend one night in the train station. Thankfully, he is safe with friends now.

A Japanese meal is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Tomomi and her mother are both excellent cooks. This was taken at Tomomi's parents' home in Wakayama.

Taka on another trip to Japan, in his kimono.

Tomomi and our second grandson, Toshinori, amidst the cherry blossoms (sakura).

We are truly one world. Here is my wish for the people of Japan today and in the many difficult days ahead.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

My heart goes out to them also. Your grandsons' are so cute! I am glad your daughter in law's family is OK. My Dad was stationed in Japan for a year in the 50's and fell in love with the people. He always said they were some of the kindest and hardest working people on earth. I am so sad for this devastation.

The TinCan Cottage said...

You said it so well Cheryl my prayers go out to Japan! I came by to see your blogs, You have touched my heart. So very Sorry for the loss of your lovely sister Nancy What a wonderful tribute and showing of the love you have for your sister. She lives on through you, her loving sister.

I'm proud to meet you through your blog