Reports in China ( 6 ) ～From 1 picture～
At night of the final lecture in China, I spent in Shanghai. During dinner, I was told from accompanied officials that they wanted to show me Densiboh by all means. It’s a shopping-city there now, but it used to be a public housing. So, width of the road is narrow, and there are lots of stores all around. It’s like a “big variety-store”. I like such a kind of place very much, and I went into and out various stores excitedly. Afterward, I happened to go into the store which sold photos. Suddenly, one big picture got into my eyes. Its picture was a kid, affixed to the front of the store.
At the very moment, I felt something like heavy out of inside of myself. It was the picture of a poor girl in Tibet, and made me feel that some photographer completed a certain technical photograph. “How old is she? What hopeful eyes!” That impressed me first. And I felt that her lips tied to each other was like her strength of will. Taking a look at the picture firmly, tears came out of my eyes. I don’t know why. And I came to want it at any cost, so I bought it. It’s my first experience to buy a photo, though I have bought drawings before. Because I’ve thought it’s no worth buying a photo all the way. There were other photos I wanted. Compared to drawings, the price of photos is much cheaper. So I thought that I would come here someday and buy them. Anyway, I bought the only one photo. On this trip, it was the special souvenir and the most delightful present for me. The photographer who took a photo of a girl in Tibet is “RUI YUAN”. I’ll show you the photo by which tears came out of my eyes. As there are other wonderful photos, please look at a gallery by all means.