EPISODE 03 A Once in a Lifetime Meeting by the Grave.

It was Christmas morning, December 25, 2008.
Sachiyo’s husband took his last breath in a hospital room overlooking Tokyo Bay.
He was 53 years old.
Sachiyo Saito had lost her father in 2007 and her mother in 2006.
Her support system was slowly slipping away, one by one.

Now, 14 years later, we speak with Sachiyo to see how she moved forward
when it seemed her life was grinding to a halt.

The name MOUNTAIN AND WATER is based on a Confucian proverb and
is a metaphor for the nature within the locale of Sayama and Inagawa.

智水仁山From the Analects of Confucius, Yong Ye No. 6.23
A wise man enjoys the water, a compassionate man enjoys the mountain.
A wise man is in motion, a compassionate man is still.
A wise man is happy, a compassionate man is everlasting.