Our teachers and fathers spent a very happy life once while goods and food are apt to be insufficient. Art and religion existed there.

Kenji Miyazawa



Not only art but also religious events do stimulate and enrich human senses such as reading the sutras and singing a song in praise, flowers and incense, dancing and eating. Since they change the air of life, it's kind of fun. You are willing to do what is fun. If this pleasure is to be made the core of life, it can be the origin of autonomy and resistance. From "An Essay On Happiness," the same as yesterday.


"March 26  2019

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