Ichiro Soe, Nagano

Apr 26 2002

This is ojiisan’s 91st birthday cake. His name is Ichiro, and when baseball comes on TV he goes, “Ah, Ichiro!” When eating, he’ll bust out with “Ahhh, tastyyy” every 5 minutes or so. Otherwise he’s a pretty quiet guy. He’s been smoking two packs of cigs a day for the past 73 years. He might make a good anti-anti-smoking spokesman. Next to him is obaasan, his arranged wife from back when Japanese wore kimono every day and the USA was still “Beikoku”.