A Long time ago, Kochi Prefecture in
Japan was called "Country of Tosa".
was a politician of the "Country of
He had hope that he wanted to make the "Country of Tosa" his dreamland.
But He was strict with the local
The local people had a grudge against him.
Other politicians also disliked him.
The lord of the "Country of Tosa"
dismissed him finally.
"Kenzan Nonaka" was Lonely in his
He died in despair.
However, politicians hated him even
though he died.
After "Kenzan Nonaka" died, his family
They were confined in one residence.
A hedge was put up outside the
And, a guard was POSTED.
They were placed under house arrest
This is a true story.
They were not able to go out for 40
I was reading "The Woman is Enne"
(Original title “婉という女” 1960)
written by the writer "Tomie Ohara"
It was a novel that was based on the
true story of the family of "Kenzan
I was very shocked.
There were several children in the
"Enne"(野中婉)was one person in that
"Enne" was placed under house arrest
at the age of 4.
When liberated from the house arrest,
Enne was 43 years old.
I think that she was very very
I think that Enne loved her family
But, Enne was not permitted to fall in
She was not permitted to marry either.
She was not permitted to give birth to a
Because there were only her brothers
by her side.
They were the people who had had the
same parents as she did.
In "I do not do" and "I cannot do",
there is a big distance.
They lived without newspapers, radio,
television, and the Internet.
Had Enne any Special support of the
40 years are very long.
If it is me, I can't live.
The reason why Enne was liberated was
because the sons of Kenzan had all
There was no right that a daughter
succeeds her father in Japan at
Enne might have been placed under
house arrest through life if the
"Brother" of Enne kept living.
I thought that a person was able to
accomplish a frightening thing when
"Hatred" joined "Politics".
Many people had had a grudge against
But is his 4 year-old child guilty?
One day, I went shopping using an
The outside was raining.
Enne was not able to go out even on
the clear day.
I can go out on a raining day if I use an
I think it is happiness.
And, I wish go to the grave of Kenzan and Enne in Kochi Prefecture some
One sentence was carved on the grave.
It was carved for the grave of mother of
And it was a grave of the wife of Kenzan
"Lonely Enne was crying and built
This photo is the grave of Kenzan Nonaka,Kochi prefecture.