My Mother was called to heaven.
















At the end of February, my mother’s condition deteriorated and I returned home two months earlier than expected. Immediately after returning to Japan, I was able to meet hospitalized my mom, but ten days later she left for heaven. Thank you for your kindness to my mother.


My mother has a career of about 50 years as an acupuncturist and she was good at treating headaches and low back pain. As you may know, she had a unique character, and as a result, I think she was doing mental care for the patients. Especially with regard to Meniere’s disease, she was trusted by physicians.


She worked well from the early morning to midnight. She always treated her patients at home, so I did not know when she started the job every morning.


Currently, there are many orthopedic surgeons, the health industry such as osteopaths and acupuncture offices is flourishing. There are many services to make various massages and manipulative treatments healthy.


In the ’70s when she started acupuncture, Japan was in a period of rapid economic growth and I think it was not an era where they could look back on your health.


In 1973, she opened an acupuncture and moxibustion office (Kinoshita Acupuncture) with a hot spring in the mountains of Kiyone-village, Tsukubo-gun, Okayama (currently Soja city). It was the year when I became a first-grader in elementary school.


I lived in this house for about 10 years. I remember that my father’s helping carpenter made this poor house. There were many gaps on the wall in the house and that we lived with many creatures, including centipedes and snakes.


I remember the past and consider if my mom was happy. My mother enjoyed traveling abroad every few years with close sisters and my brother’s family.


I think she was a pleasure to go to the coffee shop to take breakfast with us. I realized only after my mother died. I wanted to spend more time together. I realize her importance after losing.