The storyteller spent a long time as audience. He listened to storytelling, comic storytelling and storytelling with shamisen accompaniment one after another. Not taking things as they were, he was a disgusting member of audience who seldom laughed. Danshi Tatekawa's storytelling he listened to one day, however, was as if it knocked out everyone "from fashion-conscious teenage girls to old men." Having no idea this of a world even existed, he trembled. Not limited to storytelling, excellent arts inexplicably grab people's heart . From "Live An Endangered Occupation, Storyteller" (interviewed by Matsukoi Sugie).
"January 28 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"