There are no ethnic groups that do not deserve respect.

Keiji Yamada



When we trace back the evolution of a car, we reach the law regarding how to hitch an animal that pulls a sled. A. Haudricourt's theory on technology “Making And Using” teaches us that a sleeved, buttoned-up upper garment is also originally an invention of the Turku-Mongolian people. The scientific historian who translated the book says in the afterword that civilization has continued to now by "contribution of many ethnic groups." As a result of each people's careful dialogue and contrivance with objects and their bodies.


"June 29  2019

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