"Mom, you always say you're happy when I say I'm happy."

Kazuyo Toda



A weary-looking mother fox who lost her child fox. When she passed by a phone box, a boy was delightedly telling his mother who was hospitalized in a distance hospital what had happened to him that day. One night, the phone box suddenly ceased to function and the mother fox turned into a new phone box. The lively voice of the boy echoes inside her. Knowing that it will melt the mother's sadness, a light started to burn again in the mother's fox's heart. From a picture book, "Phone Box Of Fox" (illustrated by Kazumi Takasu).


"January 18  2019

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