I came to the world for pleasure. I spent eighty years dancing, and laughing when tumbling.

Shinobu Arima



From a comic, "The Woman, Jirva" 1. The heroine who lamented that "she couldn't begin her life all over again or get it back after all" was a 40 year-old woman who came from Fukushima to Tokyo. She started to work as an apprentice in a bar by chance where only elderly hostesses work . There, she felt las if her body was revitalized by words given by the elder woman. She was taught that hardships are not "unexpected defeats" of life.


"May 16  2019

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