I don't remember but maybe it was my grandpa's grandpa??
Anyway, he and Saigou Takamori were good friends
and they used to fish and hunt rabbits alot together.
(Saigo Takamori was a very famous leader
in southern Japan in the 1800's )
My maternal Grandma was also very tiny just like me,
she had a very large red birthmark in her ear,
cheek, neck, and both arms.
I think she had a very difficult time
when she was young girl because of the birthmarks.
I thought that I should not ask about her birthmark when I was little
so I never ask about that.
Grandma used to ask Masumi or me to help dye her hair.