There's no way we will fail because there's no precedent in the first place. Let's do it.

Yasushi Sato



Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, the staff of a public facility, "Sendai Mediatheque" in Sendai City compiled an unheard-of activity plan to collect visual records ordinary citizens shot, discuss them, transmit them and make them resources for future activities. When the worried-looking staff submitted the plan, the deputy director at that time gave them a supportive push without hesitation. When people around him said, "Yasushi, it's very nice of you," he answered in embarrassment, "I'm just irresponsible."


"February 24  2019

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