I’m sorry for the memory of pain.
The joyful moment didn’t arrive with my birth.
The same day, on the way home after a day’s work,
a group of men in black took him away. Since then,
Father is gone.
As if lightening splits the sky the family falls apart……
A few days later, our property was confiscated.
Mom had suffered on emotional shock,
and did away with herself.
A so-called prison of conscience,
due to the philosophy symposium involved socialism,
father and his friends were prosecuted.
Grandma and me had to move……
At the corner of the crematorium,
that was the last I ever saw of him, I saw Father engulfed in flames.
“Don’t ask from where I have come
My home is far, far away
Why do I wander so far
Wander so far”
At there*, the roll call at four, Devil comes along.
*there: Higashi Honganji, is a Buddhist temple
in the Japanese colonial period. During White Terror period,
it used to be the location where they execute political prison.