Ojiisan is Japanese for Grandfather.
I have never known the pleasure of having a grandfather.
Hiro’s is a remarkable man. Over 90 years old, he speaks perfect and masterful English. This is a rarity for a fellow of his years, especially since he has never lived outside Japan.
He sleeps among them. Old friends.
I like to read little segments of it here and there. I especially like reading Ojiisan’s annotations that appear in a superbly neat hand within the margins.
Ojiisan is an authority on Japanese dragon flies and has appeared on many television documentaries, including one for the BBC.
Ojiisan has lived a noble life and his stories never fail to move me. Perhaps you would like to hear one some day?