I want to do so, too. But, listen. Without her, I feel lonely because there's no ridiculous impulse of life.

Yoko Sano's friend



There are two painters in the making who share a room in Milan. Teru is loose and irresponsible. Ako does everything neatly. When the picture book writer says to Ako, who always clears up the mess Teru's love affairs caused, that she should live separately, she answers like this. It is a wonderful way of living, in which she does not keep herself closed by holding something she does not have, rather than being inseparable relationship. From essays, "Being Normal Is Amazing."


"February 15  2019

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