Everyone here ..., kind of like his life shows itself little by little.

the care staff of Shigeru Endo



Young people with no caregiving experience care for the bedridden former teacher, Endo, in turn. One of them murmurs that everyone seems to have drifted and reached here. He adds that they "get together" rather than “get close” to Endo. In response to his murmur, "Being passed from hand to hand to the bottom of the city, my life has drifted," returns Endo in a poem. From the documentary film, “Poems In Entoko” directed by Shinichi Ise.


"July 8  2019

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