Hana-chan, who lives in Fkoka, Japan, appears to be an ordinary 5-year-old child at first glance. During the day, she attends pre-school, and at night, she completes her homework.
Hana-chan, on the other hand, is an independent girl who is in charge of caring for a family member, unlike her peers.
Her morning routine entails more than just getting ready and eating breakfast. She also feeds her dog, walks him, and takes a piano lesson before going to preschool.
Hana-chan does laundry, folds laundry, cleans the bath and the house, and even cooks supper for her father as soon as she gets home from school.
Her speciality is miso soup, which she learned from her late mother, Chie Chie, who was a breast cancer survivor when the narrative began in 2001. Hana-father, chan’s Shingo Yastake, and Hana’s mother, Chie, married that summer.
Chie believed she would never be able to conceive, but miraculously, she became pregnant with Hana-chan.
Chie used to write in her blog before she died. She enjoyed writing to her family, especially Hana-chan, about her thoughts and feelings.
“Meeting my daughter is truly a miracle in my life,” Chie wrote. “I adore her with all my heart, much more than I adore myself.”
Chie, on the other hand, never imagined that her cancer might return one day. Chie realized she had a recurrence, which meant her cancerous cells had grown back in her body.
Chie knew she wouldn’t be as lucky this time as she had been the first time, so she thought of something to leave her daughter with.
“I’m supposed to die first, whether I have cancer or not.” It can’t be both ways at the same time. This is why, according to Chie’s blog, “I have to die without regrets.”
So Chie taught Hana how to cook and take care of the house.
“Hana-chan, understanding how to cook is vital in your life,” Chie says. “I’d show you how to use knives and perform household tasks. Without these survival skills, your education is incomplete. You can survive anyplace as long as you’re healthy and self-sufficient.”
Chie began cooking when Hana was four years old and old enough to hold a knife. “I gave Hana an apron as a birthday present,” Chie wrote.
After a year, the disease had spread to her liver and limbs, and Chie could no longer tolerate the discomfort. Chie abandoned 5-year-old Hana and her husband, Shingo, in 2008.
Hana-chan recalls everything her mother has spoken to her. For her adored late mother, she composed a letter titled ‘To Mama.’ “I’d want to share something with you. I can now create a complete bento. You’re surprised, aren’t you? I’m no longer crying. In the letter, Hana-chan stated, “I’m doing my best.”
Shingo chose to publish a book based on Chie’s blog postings because her blog is full of encouraging thoughts.
‘Hana-chan no Miso Shir: 8 Life Lessons from the Yastake Family’ is the title of the book.
Shingo stated that teaching other parents about parenting methods was not his objective.
He only wanted to remind Hana of her mother’s fortitude in the face of adversity, and he hopes Hana would follow in her footsteps.
‘Hana-chan No Miso Shir’ is more than Chie’s diaries and thoughts. It also represents her unending love for her only daughter, Hana, and how she overcame disease for Hana-chan for a few years. In Japan, the novel has been a best-seller, and it has also been made into a film of the same name.
Even though Chie is no longer with Hana, we are confident that her memories will live on in Hana and Shingo’s hearts forever. Chie has instilled in Hana precio’s abilities and reared her nicely. How do you feel about Hana and Chie?