祖父の思い出 Memories of my grandfather

1.
お盆や正月に祖父の家へ行くと、近くの河原を一緒に散歩した。静かで、達観した感じの人だった

When I went to my grandfather’s house in summer holidays and New Year, we took a walk along the nearby riverbank. He was a quiet and observant person.

2.
戦争で中国へ行ったりしたのが20代、終戦して田舎から東京へ来て、子供が出来、郊外に小さな家を建てて住んだ。

He went to China in the war in his twenties, and after the war he and the wife came to Tokyo from the countryside. And then they had children, and built a small house in the suburbs of Tokyo.



3.
おばあちゃんは70才前に癌で亡くなり、おじいさんはその後15年ほど生きた。

Grandma died of cancer before the age of seventy, and after that grandfather had lived about 15 years more.

4.
晩年は、般若心経の写経をずっとしていた。
心情的には、かなり仏教だったのだろうなと、今になって思う。

In his later years, he had been drawing a lot of the Heart Sutra.
I now understand that he was quite Buddhist in his mind at that time.



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