Taking an easy way is terrifying.

Kiyoko Murata



A remote island of the west where two around ninety-year-old women live alone. When the daughter who came home to talk about the future recommended her mother to put on a wet suit and fins, she returned like the title. Instead, her mother reasoned that such pains as getting cold and out of breath make you return before getting your ears damaged or losing your life. And she told her daughter "not to forget an incantation" to purify evil influence of a phantom ship. From the same novel as yesterday, "A Flying Clan."


"June 6  2019

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