We have no choice but to abandon something vague everyone believes and believe only something clear because they make light of something that has no reason.

Shinpei Aoki



We do not live based on only clear judgment. The history researcher, who opens a private library in a mountain village in Nara, says that our decision and sense will not work if we neglect the vague feeling when we feel sick somehow, or we usually can do it, but not today. It might be the reason for the various insufficiencies of the system. From a book co-authored with Miako Aoki, “A Library Across The Water.”


"December 17 2019

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