There was nothing to defend, to fight for at the sacrifice of everyday life.

Yasuji Hanamori



It was stalls that lined the street as soon as the war ended and it was a heap of frying pans I first saw after the war ended. Those pans made of the rest of the military materials were shining in the morning sun. What's more important than anything is kitchen, life. He was convinced that only this should not be violated, the founder of a magazine, "Life Handbook" says. He also says that he can sleep in night clothes from now on. From "What Was August 15 For Us?" ("100 Million People's Showa History 4").


April 14,  2018

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