‘Never never never never give up.’ A misquote from Winston Churchill address to Harrow School England October 29, 1941.
I stepped out for the first time into Shinjuku’s streets. It was hot and the cicadas’ chants deafened. A young girl on a bicycle whizzed past me. She was wearing a bright yellow T-Shirt with large red writing ‘NEVER GIVE UP’. And so my day begins. The girl disappeared before I could snap a photo.
Japan is so resilient. People have not given up even in the wake of the tsunami that destroyed many lives and much of the city of Minamisoma, in Fukushima prefecture. There is much work that still needs to be done in Fukushima prefecture and assistance greatly needed from the world; at so many levels!
With this in my mind I headed to Bunkyo-ku, to meet with Designer and Architect; Keiji Ashizawa, from Keiji Ashizawa Design.
‘Never give in — never, never, never, never — nothing great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. …’