“August 5 Sunday, Sunny
Got up at 5:00 a.m., Went to bed at 9:00 p.m.
Learning time: 2 h. 30 min., Today’s chore: Wiping
(omitted) In the afternoon, I went swimming with Ms. Konishi. I felt miserable thinking that everyone could float in the water really well, while I couldn’t swim at all. But today was a good day. I will keep doing my good deed for the day.”
Her mother Yasuyo (then, 37) sometimes read the diary Mutsuko left behind, and cherished it until she died.