Individual happiness cannot be possible until the whole world becomes happy.

Kenji Miyazawa



From the poet's "The Elements Of Farmer Art." People are sad not only for themselves but also for others' unhappiness. And also they suffer from the pain of other animals and even of the universe as well as the other people, that is, as long as the sympathy is the nature of "humans," they are not happy unless "the world" is happy. Speaking of that, a dramatist and poet, Shuji Terayama also put the words of a certain woman engaged in a service trade in his "An Essay On Happiness." "If you try to be happy alone, that's impossible."


"March 25  2019

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