August 14, 2020

August 15, 2020

Impulse buying at a shop in the East Village. A cute mask and horseshoe.


From August 13th to 16th; it is time to visit your ancestors’ graves in Japan. But sorry, I can’t visit there. I think of my ancestors and relatives I lost recently.

日本では、8月13日から16日まで。 あなたの祖先の墓を訪問する時です。でも、ごめん。私は行けない。私は先祖や最近無くした親戚の事を思います。

One of my uncles loved horses.


When I was in my 20s, I lived in Miyanomori, Sapporo, which was in the neighborhood of the temple where the maternal ancestors’ graves were. For some reason, I used to visit every day. I didn’t know why it made me do that, but recently, I understand that what it was. I think my body didn’t know it back then, but I think my soul knew that I wouldn’t be able to visit the grave in the future.


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2 Responses to “August 14, 2020”

  1. Pamela says:

    Such a poignant connection to your horseshoe necklace for protection, and to your loved ones and honouring your ancestors.

    My late grandmother who was Welsh used to have a horseshoe charm which in the Celtic tradition was meant to ward off y Tylwyth Teg or mischievous faeries 🧚🏼‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️

  2. minikonote says:

    Dear Pamela,
    I have never been to Wales yet. I hope one day I could visit there. xx

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