Kira

kira

I have always had great curiosity about my mother’s family, and knew that my maternal grandmother came from a family that once resided over great quantity of land. During school beaks, we would visit my great-grandparents house, which had an entry hall lined with curio cabinets filled with antique artifacts. It used to scare me because the lighting was always dimmed, and I was convinced that there were ghosts.
I recently decided to see if I could find out something about the family, and eventually came up with Kira Yoshinaka. Kira, was a nobleman who was murdered by the 47 ronin, which is a famous historic tale in Japan. I knew vaguely about the story growing up, and jokingly asked my mother if he was our ancestor, and she told me that he was. I was a little shocked, but then remembered a while back when she told me that a historian came to visit my great-grandparents years ago. I suppose since he was viewed as the villain, that part of the family history wasn’t talked about too much.  Nothing like crazy family history to keep things interesting.
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One Response to “Kira”

  1. johanna Says:

    very beautiful illustration and i like the backstory too

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