In lovers trysts as well as in businesses that cater to guests, how many times they are able to see or how many times they came to see is more important than how many hours they see at one time. Also in life, how many books of tickets you have is more important how much time is left. The artist says that people find something while repeating. That reminds me that a hundred-time visit to a shrine, one thousand paper cranes and a chant of Nam Amida Butsu all have a meaning in repetition. From the talks with Shigesato Itoi and Haruomi Hosono on the website "Nearly Daily Itoi Newspaper".
December 19, 2016
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun