Dad was born nearly a century ago.
It’s amazing when you think of it that way.
February 25, 1919 in Seattle, WA to be exact. Over 99 years ago.
The fifth of seven siblings born to Hisakichi and Kono Kanemoto, both legal immigrants from Hiroshima.
…but Dad passed away quietly at 99 years of age on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA – at the same facility where his older sister, my Aunt Shizue, passed away just a few years earlier at 95.
Just an eulogy in photographs of Dad:
And my last video of Dad:
Dad, I wish I were a much better son… but I know you are joyfully back playing “oninga” or jump-frog in front of your Hiroshima home with your favorite brother Suetaro. I hope you have all the odango you can eat now. You will be forever young.