Then, what I cannot do increases, and my feeling grows stronger so much. Delight, sadness, regret, and dreams all deepen.

Etsuko Ichihara



The actress says that being in her mid-sixties, she cannot move her body as she likes and she keenly thinks as follows. “The world is cruel” and “humans are tiny,” which she also thought when she quit after she had served as a narrator for “Tales Of Old Japan” for a long time. But, when you know them thoroughly, your “charm” also comes through. You cannot get it while “working frantically.” From "Etsuko Ichihara, Treasure Of Words."


"July 12  2019

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