a character pattern of tie
French words that happened to attract my attention. The literal translation is “stoicism(is impossible).” If you wear a jacket, only “stoicism” is seen on the chest and the words in parentheses are hidden in the jacket. A contemporary edition of such elegance and disobedience that a bewitching painting is drawn on the plain lining of haori coat. You can’t wait to unbutton your jacket after a formal ceremony.
May 5, 2015
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun