The reason we went to parental house was to hold First Festival, (初盆） hatsubon following the death of my grandmother-in-law, who was 107 yeas old. My mother-in-law lit a small fire at the entrances of her house in the evening of August 13 to welcome back departed souls. And Buddhist priest came to our house to pray August 14. After praying her , we had a small party with my family.
And we went to ａ small bar. Good talking , eating and singing made us happy. My father-in-law was happy to be able to go there with his son.(my husband )
Next day, we went to Karatsu, Saga prefecture to eat lunch .
She sold her car 3 months ago , so we borrowed a lcar.
She was satisfied that we could go on a half of day trip.
This restaurant is famous for steaks of Saga beef. Because the price is cheaper than we eat the other restaurant , many people come there.
We dropped in at two roadside stations.
She lit a small fire again for sending off souls.
(I love this garden , I will take over it in near future.)
When I had lived in the U S, I told my firends that I did not have religion. But I am a Buddhist, ain't I?