Yosha Bunko

Tokyo nichinichi shinbun
No. 322
   1873-3-22 (1874-10x)
Filial son

Story in brief

Abiding by old teachings that a filial son will fish for carp through ice and gather bamboo spouts through snow to return parental love, Takita Ikuemon, of Kagaminuma village in the Iwase district of Iwashiro province of Fukushima prefecture, trekked all the way to the deep ravines of Naganumayama to fetch ice for his sick, elderly mother. The villagers then awarded him with some money. (WW)