Insights into the Anecdotes: Ihachiro Yamada (1848–1916) and His Wife, Koiso, (1851–1928), Anecdote 101 “Do Not Stop on the Way”

The Anecdote (Summary)   In the spring of 1882, Koiso Yamada, who was expecting a baby, returned to Jiba. Oyasama told her: “This time, it is a test. When you come back to Jiba after childbirth, do not stop at Mamekoshi (where Koiso’s parents, the Yamanakas, lived) or at any…

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