Message from Tsuruga Wakasanojo
From his Facebook page, April 21, 2020
I’m getting older, but I can’t bear sitting around at home, so I do keiko and walk every day. (Today, 10,000 steps.) I went to Yasukuni Shrine to worship today, because their annual festival is tomorrow. I visited the annex where war relics are kept, especially from the Second World War. I read many letters written by young men to their parents before leaving on suicide missions. I am deeply grateful for being alive at this old age. Now, because of our present peaceful days, I’d forgotten that sad period in Japan. It is time to reflect on it. I should not have excessive wants. I should be satisfied with everything in moderation. I am grateful that I am able to live long and have an ordinary lifestyle. Let us endure the current national emergency for ourselves and for others.