What My Name Has Taught Me

By H.F. Ito with help from Tomi Nagai-Rothe and Lee Seaman My full name is Haruyoshi Fugaku Ito. Since many people know me simply as Ito, you may not be familiar with the rest of my name. This is my reflection on what I have expressed through my name, and learned from it. My parents gave me the name, Haruyoshi. Haru means spring, and Yoshi means righteousness. I was told that Haruyoshi came from my great grandfather, who was the first generation town mayor of Hayama-cho*! * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayama,_Kanagawa Hayama is located at the northern end of Miura Peninsula, facing Sagami Bay on the Pacific Ocean. The area has a temperate maritime climate with short cool winters, and hot humid summers. Fugaku is Continue reading