Without awareness of the issues, you are blind.

Junzo Kawada

 

 

Eyes also have getting used to. There are some occasions when you don't notice although you can see it. The cultural anthropologist, who have long investigated the life skills of West Africa, Japan and France, focuses on the fact that there are different methods and principles of how to use the body in action such as eating, carrying, sitting, singing.  Noticing a minor difference in technology causes you to have a concern over the problem and to see things that could not be seen until then. From "Anthropology of Carrying Humans ."

 

December 12,  2016

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun