『family tree』



I have only few pictures of myself from when I was born up until Junior high school. It is because all of them were carried away by the Tsunami. My wife has never seen my baby pictures. 

 There was a picture. In front of our old house, before being rebuilt, my grandmother stands, holding me as a baby, and behind her my much younger-looking grandfather and mother stand. It must have been my father who took that picture. It's only my family who have and share that memory.

The town where I was born and raised has changed, and there are no pictures showing that I’ve lived there. I wrote those memories with my family and the landscape of the town into a story to preserve the memories, and to remember them in my daily life. This is why I wrote this story.