Something that does not receive overt protection is the only one to have the chance to survive.

Theodor W. Adorno



The philosopher of Germany says that something traditional is inversely spoiled by being set up. Tradition is most active when it is repelled, that is, when the later generations critically take up issues that have not been resolved in spite of trying and challenge them in another way. Awarding a traditional thing as a heritage sometimes reduces the potential it has. From "Dissonance" (translated by Nagaharu Sanko and Tomoyoshi Takatsuji).


"November 29  2019

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