We want to send our condolences to Yoshi and his family for the loss of their 19 year old son Yuta who was tragically killed in a car accident last week.  I communicated only briefly with Yoshi late last week and have had several conversations with Maki.  The wake and funeral ended Friday.

KJ and I have been deeply saddened for Yoshi’s loss.  It is a time when no words can be uttered to express the feelings of the heart.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nakamizu family and Maki.  May God bring then peace.

If you would like to send a condolence note or card to Yoshi this would be the most appropriate address:

Bonsai Network Japan
Owner : Yoshihiro Nakamizu
Address : ‘Maison de Noir’ 101, 1509, Hongo-Cho, Kita-ku, Saitama City,Saitama, Japan 331-0802
Fax : (+81) 48-776-9972
Cell phone : (+81) 90-5311-1808

If you are unsure as to the appropriate thing to do, as customs in Japan are quite different that the US, please email KJ and me and we can tell you where to pick up the appropriate koden card.  If you can’t find one in your area let us know and we will acquire one for you and mail it to you.  You can reach us at samedge at pacbell dot net.

Let us leave you with this thought.  Often only in our losses do we stop to think about those around us and what they mean to us. Let this event in all of its sadness bring about a commitment to everyday let those we love know it in our words and in our every action and interaction.

May peace be with Yoshi, his family and his friends.

Sam and KJ