Travel theme: International Women’s Day

My grandparents have 3 sons and 3 daughters. My father is the eldest son. My grandfather passed away while my father was still in the university. My grandmother, who had been housewife for a long time, needed to take care her 6 children by herself. When those children has grown up, it’s time for them to take care their mother.

My aunt took our grand mom to India for visiting Buddha’s sacred places. My dad also wanted to bring our grandma to visit her grandchildren (my brother) in Japan. We got that chance in 2008 and I was the one who was responsible for planning the trip. We hoped that grandma could see cherry blossom, Mt.Fuji, and pay respect to the great Buddha in Nara.

It was raining all day when we went to Nara. However, we still walked to the temple and our grandma could pay respect to the Great Buddha (Daibutsu of Tōdai-ji).

Todai-ji, Nara, Japan, 2008

Todai-ji, Nara, Japan, 2008


We also tried to go to the spot that we used to see the beautiful scene of Mt.Fuji as the background whereas cherry blossom was in the foreground. Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy on that day. We could snap some shots before the cloud occupied Mt.Fuji.

Shizuoka, Japan, 2008

Shizuoka, Japan, 2008


We were so glad that the weather was good on other days. The fine weather along with the beautiful cherry blossom lifted up our mood.

Nagoya, Japan, 2008

Nagoya, Japan, 2008

It was really great to be able to see our grandma’s smiling face.

This post is inspired by wheresmybackpack.

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