Humans are very strong when they consider themseves strong, but there is nothing so weak once they think they are weak.

Hitoshi Anezaki



Anezaki, "the Last Hunter of the Ainu,” shot a bear he ran into in a mountain by the skin of his teeth when he was young. When he approached the bear trying to put an end to its life late in the evening, finding that the bear could seen even in the dark but he couldn't, he turned pale. He tripped over his own feet in an attempt to move back. As if the clasp of his body came off. From an interview by a filmmaker, Tatsumine Katayama, "What To Do When You Bumped Into A Bear."


"May 22  2019

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