A song is dangerous. It makes people get serious.

Norio Akasaka



A song stirs emotion. It also wash away the sediment that has accumulated at the bottom of the heart. If everyone sings together, their mood will be further enhanced. A song can provoke people's feelings excessively and combine them, or can be the last form of people's "resistance." The folklore says that the amplitude of the swing is scary. From a tripartite talk with a poet, Ryoichi Wago, and an art producer, Chiaki Soma ("Contemporary Poem Handbook" March issue), the same as yesterday and the day before yesterday.


"March 13  2019

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