Rather than making a vow to be a lover, rather than talking about ambition in business, it is small day-to-day events that really encourage your heart.

Tomoko Uda



She was transferred from a large bookstore in Osaka to Okinawa and made up her mind to stop working and open a small secondhand bookstore in front of the public market in Naha. However, the shopkeeper thinks that various timings overlapped by chance, which resulted in what she is now. She also thinks that  day-to-day interactions with those who could not meet without the shop are now far more important. It is yarns that mingle with each other to become the pattern of a cloth. From "The Words Of The Market, The Voice Of the Book."


October 18,  2018

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