Chou futatsu kiyu
Manshu no yukino no hateni
Tsuma no yobu koe

Their wings open wide
Two butterflies, glide
Across Manchuria
A vast open land, white as snow.
And the voice of lost loves
Calling back from the dead
Make echoes.

By Waka Morinishi, Tadashi Endo’s grandmother

Waka Morinishi lived in Korea and every day waited for her husband, a soldier, to return from his duty on the border between Korea and China, the landscape of Mandchuria. She never knew if he would return.