The morning after arriving at the ryokan, father and son head off for a morning walk.
My daughters are bigger, old enough to bake cakes with me. It's become a favorite holiday activity for the three of us.
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YOU STAY RIGHT HERE
Born just yesterday, my daughter's got a strong grip on me. And no, I'm not going anywhere.
GEEZ, YOU'VE GOTTEN BIG
It was the athletic meet at my grandchild's elementary school, a piggy-back race where a parent carried his own offspring. When I look at the photo, I can see my son finally got a clear idea of just how much he was carrying.
My daughter trying to hide her surprise flowers. So adorable, I took a picture.
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IT'S A NEW DAY
We fought to be awake early so we could catch the sunrise together. It's the first time my son saw the fresh-born sun. "It's so bright! It's so beautiful!" A moment I will hold in my heart forever.
My daughter seemed tickled to death to put her hands behind her back and imitate her mother's stance. And I loved her for it.
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My son and I check buying options in local supermarket ads while debating what's good to eat.
My husband's so busy, it'd been a while since he'd had time for a bath with our son. Our son's always loved making balloons out of handkerchiefs in the tub and tonight too, it was at the center of the program, with all the same joy as ever.
FAMILY DREAM TIME
There are six in our family. Usually, we all sleep scattered helter-skelter across the bedding, but on this day everyone was in a line. It looks like someone did slip off the bed though.
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At Kochia Hill in the Hitachi Seaside Park, I thought I'd try to stand my daughter on my hand for a photo. She'd never done this kind of thing before, but she was a natural. So much so that the photograph looks like a composite.
YES, WE'RE ALL FINE
A picture of my family holding a very similar picture we took 10 years earlier at a festival. Compared to the first photo, we're all just the same, still happy and healthy. It made me think about photography though, that it is really something wonderful.
CHIEF NAIL CLIPPER
In general, these two don't share that many activities, but nonetheless father has become the official nail clipper. As you can see, he takes this job very seriously. Our son, on the other hand, thinks it's a barrel of fun.
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THE COLORS OF SUNSET
A field of cosmos drowned in the colors of sunset. The memory of my daughter fighting to keep up.
Under the trees and talking so happily. It was terribly hot out, but they wouldn't let go of each other. I don't want to forget this moment, even when you're older, so I took a picture.
In the early evening, drawn on by the echo of festival music, mother and daughter tap their zori to the festival's beat.
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DAD'S A WONDER
This son dazzled when his father throws his smiles into high beam. "This is the kind of adult I want to be!"
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NO MOM, DON'T KNOCK IT OVER!
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THE BOY WHO LIKED IT CLEAN
A lackadaisical father gets a push from his son.
After 30 years of living, you've given us a lot of memories, not to mention a lot more people than we started out with. We're finally getting you refurbished. Thank you for your service & please give us many years more!
THE BIG LEAP
Together we can leap for the stars. (and no, this is not a composite image)
MAMA, LET'S PLAY MORE
When it started to pour, our child was so happy that his mother couldn't put a halt to the fun. She just stood by and kept an eye on things. I saw only their smiling faces and a mother's care.
Her first time picking cherries. Plump and red, let's find as many as we can!