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Shared by friends and collaborators of Japan House London, 'Words & Thoughts' is a collection of words, characters or phrases in Japanese which are particularly poignant to them or for our time.

Misawa Haruka is a designer, creator of the Misawa Design Institute and collaborator in Japan House London's 2018 exhibition SUBTLE: Delicate or Infinitesimal.

She chose: 次へ ('tsugi e': next)

"“It is only me who has been fixated on this issue... If I want to change, I can.” This was what I realised while working from home. Experiencing a ‘new routine,’ I have been able to assess things that need to change and things that should stay the same with greater clarity than before. I realise that as a designer, I have been living a non-stop lifestyle. While the same thoughts were piling up in my mind each day, I decided to embrace my current situation and make some changes. My life is different to how it was three months ago. It is as though I am living in someone else’s shoes. With this in mind, I set myself some goals:

1. Observe the slight changes in my new routine and make sure they are not overlooked.
2. Make sure that I adjust to the changes.
3. Be prepared to act on the new ideas that come about as a result.

In the current climate, it is difficult to sustain my creativity. However, thinking ahead to the future, I believe that I will now be able to do my work."


1 新しい日常での些細な変化を観察し、見逃さないこと。
2 自分自身もその変化に順応してみること。
3 新たな日常から得たアイデアを発信する準備をしておくこと。