65. The Honseki’s Playful Side
The Honseki was fond of anything that was joyous. He also went to see local plays from time to time, especially during his later years. He also loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. He liked to pass the time playing Japanese chess and go.
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22. Hanging in a Basket
Izo also did forestry work on top of farming. One time, when he went to the hills of Toyoda with Yosaburo Miyamori and Naokichi Takai, Izo playfully suggested, “Yosaburo, won’t you carry Naokichi and me with that basket you’re holding?”
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