Kinsaku Yamashita, the fourth
From "About Female Roles" written by Baiko Onoe, the sixth. An actor in the Edo period, Kinsaku, is said that he also listened at the long exchange of lines at the wing of of a stage before his time to go on stage. I think that we must be supported by matter-of-fact efforts made out of sight not only on the stage but also in our daily life. Incidentally, according to Baikou, "hearing with the temple" looks much more real than "hearing with an ear shown" in the acting of eavesdropping.
"February 17 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"