Without dyeing with the mud of despair, the real hope will not come out.

Makoto Sataka



The critic says that, as immersing silk in mud gives a unique luster to Oshima Tsumugi, hope will only have true shine when you stand at the end of despair. We cannot settle the reality of today by leaning on a bright talk and cheap hope. But people don't just ask carefully about such a state of society. He says that it always irritates him recently. From the interview with the author of “Why Now Lu Xun” (November issue of “Youth and Reading”).


"October 30  2019

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