My uncle died last Sunday I attended Otsuya yesterday. Otsuya is a Buddhist funeral service and it is a night when we burn the insense the whole night. I didn't stay there the whole night. I went home but my relatives stayed the whole night. Today , the funeral was held at the T hall Relatives, acquaintances and friends of the deceased came to pray and gather as a way of respect. My uncle is my mother’s brother. He is one year younger than my mother My mother has 11 brothers. But after the death of some of her brother's sister and brothers, she has now only 7 brothers left. My uncle was very kind & gentle. Many people gathered today. My uncle has 2 sons. They are my cousins. I haven't seen them for a long time. I am glad they were brought up well. When the second son was young, he lost his sight. He is a good person. My uncle is now in heaven. He is now relieved. February is a cold month but I'm glad we have a good weather today .