Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

Natsukashii: Japanese for “feeling nostalgic” or “fond/sweet memory”.

As a child, I often heard my relatives say, “natsukashii ne” meaning, “nostalgic, isn’t it?” while reminiscing. At the time, I couldn’t relate because of my young age…but now that I’m older, I find myself looking back in a similar manner.
The following family photos taken in Japan are “natsukashii” for me.


(left – right: my aunt, grandmother, me)
Happy memory of my grandmother (she’s in heaven now) proudly showing off a gift that I made for her. This photo was taken in the living room of her house in Kyoto.



Here I am (as a teenager) with my grandfather in a pottery studio located in the middle of the woods. He passed away not long afterwards. He was a talented artist and I like to think he is now creating beautiful art for God.



My beautiful mother & I enjoying a picnic together before we moved to America.

About Miki Kuwabara

I am a freelance photographer who strives to reveal the hidden beauty in our world through compelling images. I was born in Japan, grew up in New York City, and moved to Southern California as an adult. I have enjoyed and participated in a variety of art forms since childhood and continue to do so daily. I strive to bring you photo art with heart!
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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

  1. Sunshine says:

    i love the expression of your grandmother…aww, so cute. love the black and white collection. ♥

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  6. Lovely B&W photos… lovely history to hold in your heart, too.

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