Riding Piggyback to Watch Fireworks: Part 1
Reading Japan is a program of reading short stories from Japan.This time, the short story we'll be introducing is "Riding Piggyback to Watch Fireworks" Part 1 by t Mori Hiromi. He is also a prolific lyricist of over 700 songs, many of which have gone on to become smash hits. One summer, a recently divorced woman visits her parents out of the blue with her child in tow. She asks them to look after their granddaughter. So begins this family's story. It's the story of the family next door, complete with fireworks and other heralds of summertime.