Cherry Blossoms, Falling

This is a little card I received when I traded decks with someone, I’m not sure how many years ago, probably around eight years ago.

Hiroshige II (Ichiusai Shigenobu) (1826-1869)
Image supplied by the Bridgeman Art Library


I never realized there was a Hiroshige II. He was the first Hiroshige’s son-in-law and student and inherited the name after his master’s death.

It was a sad day today as my mother-in-law died. It wasn’t unexpected as she had been in the hospital for a week, but it was still sad. She was overseas so we weren’t able to be there, but my husband talked to her online a few months ago at least and spoke to her on the phone as best he could given her hearing loss and dementia.

Cherry blossoms for all the grannies who were once young girls, blooming.



4 thoughts on “Cherry Blossoms, Falling

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law; a loss is still a loss, even if it was expected. Thoughts of comfort to all those who loved her.
    The postcard is wonderful (I have always had a bias when it comes to Asian art.)

  2. Offering my sympathies for your and your dh’s loss. The last line of your post is so beautifully poignant and human.

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