At the foot of Mt. Fuji , there is a primeval sea of trees, on the other side there is an elongated group of paper mills and there are a lot of starting points of a trail up the mountain. While practicing repeatedly and listening to many other storytellers, professional comic storytellers improve their ability. A wide foot does not mean playing both sides of of the field. People can come out to a high place with a good view only after tasting the sweats and bitters of life. From the September issue of "Tokyo Kawaraban".
December 2, 2015
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun