I always say that we'll stubbornly keep behind the times.

Shinzaburo Ichizawa


The owner of a shop in Kyoto that sells handmade bags of thick cloth used for sails usually says to the staff like this. He adds, "People tell us to go ahead the times, but it is only about profitability, investment effect, convenience," "Something helpful for life that will last for decades won't  be born from such a thing." So he secures repair if the seam has come undone. From a program of TV Tokyo Network, "Cambrian Palace" (broadcast on May 10).


October 7,  2018

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