You're thinking in your head. That's why you are not good.

Toshio Matsui



The ceramic artist commented on the works of young people like this. "Think with your hands first." As an explanation is that "kangau (think)" means "kamukau (face)", that is, it means to welcome a thing and exchange bodies with it, you must feel out a thing with your hands carefully and closely. Practically, measuring the size of things with a stride, the width of both arms and the gap between the thumb and little finger of the palm, humans have realized the smallness of themselves.


March 12,  2018

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