“There’s No Toilet Paper in the Jungle of Burma” | Masako and Spam Musubi

Dad 1920
Dad at left, 1920. Seattle, WA.


At 99 years of age, Dad quietly passed away yesterday – Good Friday.

While of course sad, I am happy he had a full life as he loved to eat; that was what he loved to do in his last days.  He passed away contently, just about half an hour after he had a good lunch.  We took him his favorite Japanese sweets – odango – just a few weeks ago and for that, we are happy.

20 thoughts on ““There’s No Toilet Paper in the Jungle of Burma” | Masako and Spam Musubi”

  1. お悔やみ申し上げます。

    1. なすこさんの優しい言葉を有難う御座いました。非常に慰めの言葉です。父はとても静かな人でした。同じように亡くなり痛み無しでした。良かったと思います。心からお礼を申し上げます。光司

  2. Hugs and condolances on the loss of your father. It never is easy, even when the loved one had a long life. What a life your father had, too. He earned his eternal rest more than most of us.

    1. You have been very considerate, gpcox, and my family – especially my Hiroshima cousins who were with me as I read your pilgrimage letter on Leyte – and I are very grateful. Thank you.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of you and your family’s great loss. You are such a blessed family to have had your precious dad in your lives for such a time and to leave a beautiful legacy. So many, myself included of course enjoyed all your stories, pictures and family history. We then had the pleasure of getting to see your sweet father on video. Thank you Koji for sharing such an important piece of your heart with us. God bless all of you and may your father/hero rest in eternal peace and joy.

    1. My goodness, such warm words and thoughts. My family and I are very grateful. Thank you also for taking time out of ypur busy day to visit some of my stories of great people like Old Man Jack and Mr. Johnson, USMC. God bless you.

  4. my sincere condolences, koji. may your sorrows be assuaged in the thought that your dad had a full, content life. that he brought you up to be fine young men and women is a great boon to the world. you are a living legacy of of a life well lived.

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