Monday, October 31, 2011

Memories of my grandmother おばあちゃんの思い出

Today is the first anniversary of my grandmother's passing. 

I have so many memories of her. She was a very resourceful woman. She was very good at sewing, beading, knitting, cooking and so many other things. 
I remember her always doing something. 



Later in her life she made Japanese paper dolls. She knew how to make kimonos; that's why the dolls came out so beautiful, I thought. 


When I was about ten years old, my cousin and I tried to make one doll each as a special project during our summer break. I remember us struggling to make one doll.

Today, I visited the house where she had lived and took photographs of the dolls. My grandmother made hundreds of them. Each had a different expression.
It made me very happy to spend a day honoring what she had done.  I'll love you forever, dear grandma!