Although realizing that the job of actors is that "they get laid off and look for the next job every time the shooting is over," Shoken never flattered to get a role. Is the reason why he willingly drove himself to a place where he might have got a burn in spite of his bitter experience that he didn't want to become accustomed to cunningness of doing everything in moderation? Or that he always wanted to keep himself at the zero point of freedom? From the evening paper of January 14, 2010.
"April 17 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"