I think the last duty grandfathers and grandmothers have to do is to show their grandchildren and family how they die.

Kiyohiko Ikeda



Death is placed beyond the veil. There is even no dog carcass on the street. With life prolonging measures, it became difficult to be present at people's "deathbed." Although death comes after life, death is screened. The biologist says that we should not give death special treatment, but keep the natural cycle that bodies are pecked at by birds and "return to the soil" in mind. From "Do In Moderation."


"January 31  2019

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