Like how you are now and how I am now, they were off their guard peacefully and beautifully.

Rin Ishigaki



The poet writes in the poem, "Greetings (1952)" that 8:15 a.m. when the atomic was dropped comes every morning. Nuclear equipments have been installed here and there, the earth is in "the depth of life and death," however, the memories of that day when a large number of human lives were lost in a moment have become distant and people live in peace. We should not forget that a war began in an unguarded moment while people were dozing healthily. 


November 11,  2018

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