Every time I talked to him, he said, "Interesting!" "Amazing!" or "I'm surprised." He responded with his eyes open as if he was surprised from the bottom of his

Taro Tsurumi



When the young researcher of modern Japanese history talked to his father, Shunsuke Tsurumi as a child, he always had a response from him like this. As he grew up, he knew that the adults in the world were unresponsive to everything, which shocked him. If you can tell some other person like "I am interested in you." or "Your words excite me.," you will feel that your existence is a little more precious. From "A Life Of Shunsuke Tsurumi" by Sou Kurokawa.


"December 21 2019

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