The publisher of a defiant spirit who established "Fubaisha", one of the pioneers of local publishers opposed the times when there were so many "unenthusiastic people" who read the situation or think about their old age shrewdly. He told us to confront the times rising to our full height. It may sound like a howl at the present time, but it must be a kind of confrontation to draw yourself out of the trend of the times and step forward on your own way secretly. From a collection of posthumous writings, "From That Time, With The Fields."
"February 19 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"