Hello, my name is Hiroya Nakamura.
This is out of the blue, but I'm going to write a serious blog from now on. I will write about Washi and myself in my own free and honest way.
To be honest, I'm not very good at social networking sites, and I almost never look at other people's sites, and even if I did, I would spend a good amount of time on them, and I would rather spend that time reading.
But the people around me tell me that I have to do social networking properly, and I have to do it.
But even though I know in my head that communicating is more important than creating, I still prefer to create, don't you think?
But, from now on, I'm going to make an effort to communicate myself properly, as the title says!
I love to read and I love to write, so I'm sure I can do it! I will do my best, believing that I can do it.
I received two more books today. I have five books to read at the same time. I'm not a speed reader, I'm more of a slow reader, so I'm not sure when I'll finish reading them.
One of the books I received is a dictionary of washi culture, which is not interesting at all.
I found it by chance at the library, and immediately bought it at a used bookstore because it is now out of print. It is a 500-page book about washi alone, and it comes with a box. Both the binding and the box are made of Washi, and the label is probably hand-pasted. What a splendid piece of work! Of course, there were many things I didn't know about the contents. When I pick up such an item, I am impressed by its production and contents.
When I write about Washi on this blog, I try to make sure that my knowledge of things other than my own actual experience is correct, so this will probably come in handy in the future. I myself believe that no matter how much the world becomes a virtual space in COVID-19, there is nothing better than the real thing, so I was lucky to come across such a dictionary of real people.
I'm sure there will be some uninteresting articles and expressions, and there may be some expressions that make you feel uncomfortable, but I'd like to write them down as my own record. And I hope that even one of these articles will be useful to those who read it.
Thank you very much.