When my parents came to Kamakura, we enjoyed window shopping at the Komachi Street between Kamakura station and Ttsurugaoka Hachiman-gu. The street is a very popular street, as it has many restaurants and shops on both sides. My father bought a back-scratcher at a shop before my mother and I noticed that he did it. At the time, I wondered why he bought it at the shop, because I thought that he could buy one anywhere. However, it was fine; he looked happy to get it. I lent him my shawl because he said it was cold. I took a picture of him; it shows that he doesn't care how he looks. It was too enjoyable not to take a picture of him.
This is my father looking at books, wearing my shawl and griping the back-scratcher.
He is energetic, even though he is 81 years old. He has been playing tennis twice a week since he started playing tennis when he was young. He sometimes goes to patrol with his neighborhood. He also loves reading books. He always says that it is important for him to keep exercising by playing tennis and using his brain by reading books and playing igo.
Here is a picture of my father when he was 71 years old.
He is the oldest member of a tennis circle for people over 65 years old. I am very proud of him for continuing to play tennis. I am very happy that he is in good health.