amazed surprised greatly; struck with sudden wonder; astounded
bewildered completely confused; puzzled
homeland country that is your home; your native land
longed wished very much; desired greatly
sculptures works of art made by carving, modeling, casting, etc.
still to make or become calm or quiet
towering very high
A grandfather's experiences, his journey to America, and his life in Japan all inspire the narrator to find parts of Japan and America that he loved and cannot do without.