I think that few people spend the day looking at the clock like me.

Mrs. A (a woman who is turning 100 years old soon)



Mrs. A, a welfare sociologist Kisuyo Kasuga interviewed, spends the daily routine, waking up at the same time every day, changing the water of the Buddhist altar, preparing meals for his son-in-law, and doing some knitting. She does housekeeping for each season following the calendar. She says that she does everything as duty and returns to their nephews, grandchildren, and daughters who died earlier. Is it the source of her energy to expand her life to related people beyond space and time? From "Readiness To Live Up To One Hundred Years Old" by Kasuga.



"December 22 2019

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