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.