I didn't think I would have such a miserable time in my old age.

a resident of Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture



Miri Yu, a writer who moved to Minamisoma after the nuclear power plant accident was struck by a murmur of a resident that it is shameful that instead of eating rice and vegetable they grew by themselves, they had to buy them at the supermarket. Feeling the careful life connected by handwork and being convinced that "a path to go through despair would exist" in such a life, she opened a book shop this spring. From a talk in public lectures at the Tohoku Gakuin University,  "The Earthquake Seen From Minamisoma" (interviewed by Kikan Kaku).


June 2,  2018

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