Hey, you've got nothing to do? You should be bored.

Shigenobu Kimura


A ceramist, Mutsuo Yanagihara was offered a job of a lecture presentation by a professor of art history in his youth. On that day, surprisingly, the professor was in the hall. After that, he was taken to the professor's home and given dinner until he was full. And the professor told him to stay over that night too. The professor was authoritative, but in fact he might have tried desperately to put the young ceramist out into the world worrying about his life. There used to be such a way to look after a person in the past. From the reminiscence of Yanagihara at a meeting to memorize Kimura, who passed away at the age of 91.


June 15,  2017

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