Yashiro (in Oiso) to Bernard Berenson

Oiso, Feb. 25.

My dear B.B.,

Since I received your last letter of Dec. 30, I have been so busy preparing for my trip to Europe that I could not write to you, nor to John Walker about the plans of the books, which I intend to write in English on Far Eastern Arts.

I am leaving Tokyo on March 3rd on SAS plane for Rome, where I shall arrive on March 5th. I do not know what program is waiting for me in Italy, so at present I cannot tell you exactly when I can call on you at I Tatti. Of course I want to call on you as quickly as possible but I think my visit would be probably in the early part of April. I will correspond with you from Rome. Of course when I call on you, I will take my wife Fumi with me. All these thirty years she has been hearing about you a great deal from me, & now she is excited to have the first chance to get to know you the master of her husband directly. My wife is a quiet Japanese woman in Japanese clothes. I hope you would come to like her, just as you did me. She is also excited to meet Nicky, whose photo is in the album of my family, & who has always been kind to me.

This is just a short notice to tell you that our visit to you is very near and that we are looking forward to it with greatest anticipation.

Yours ever,

Yukio Yashiro