Always smiling makes you accumulate virtues.

Jakucho Setouchi



To give people a smile is called "和顔施(わがんせ)." For this reason, the Buddhist priest and writer recommends always developing a sense of humor. And only doing what you like. If you are completely absorbed in something, you will have no time to say bad things about people. From a talk with a scholar of Japanese literature, D. Keene, "Japanese Virtue." A director, Teruhiko Kuze, wrote that Sis (Jakucho) did not give up on “being a woman,” so “she would die and become a pink bone” (“Death Of Beauty”), and he left her behind.


"April 6  2019

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