The fairy tale writer says that the key to fairy tales is there. Unlike a toy, the book of a fairy tale is small enough to fit in a pocket, but it contains necessary things in life. In his stories, both animals and plants behave like humans because it makes people more interested and is a more effective way to convey what he thinks. The fairy tale asks about the value of life. So, "Think about things that are incorrect, beautiful, ugly, and so on," he says. From the essay "Literature For Children."
"December 3 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"