You idiot!


At a study meeting of anthropology



A friend of mine says that gatherings of anthropologists of Kansai intersecting at the National Museum of Ethnology filled with booing and jeering like this phrase of solidarity (?) in the 1970s. Merciless mutual criticism of young researchers who ate and tried anything to know about the life and culture in different areas. Everyone huffed saying that prim scholarship was useless. They desperately tried to cut open and shake the stubborn foundation of culture that had shaped themselves.


March 2,  2017

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