エシカルなんて当たり前。

エシカルなんて当たり前。

2021.8.21

ここ最近、エシカルだのSDGsだのやれアップサイクルだの。

口を開けば!的である。

いや、いいのよ、めちゃくちゃ今更感あるけどいいよ別に。

大切なことだし広く意識しだした証拠だから。

ただね、こちとら左官職人!左官職人なんて、そのなんだのかんだのの生き証人みたいなもんなのよ。

で、湘南育ちの僕はキッズの頃からサーフィンていうカルチャーの中で育ったからビーチクリーンも当たり前すぎて

定期的に行われる集団ビーチクリーンなんてどうやってバックレるかを悩んでいたほど(笑)

波いいんだからわざわざ今日じゃなくていいじゃんよ~ってね。

だからなんて言うか、最近のビーチクリーンはコミュニティづくりのための手段て雰囲気すら感じちゃう。

かっこいい先輩たちは当たり前に古着を着こなしてたし、新品なんてダサくて着て行けなかった。

ふと思い出したけど、当時は200円の温水シャワーを我慢してマックのハンバーガーを食べてた。真冬にね(笑)

湘南という町では、学校では教えてくれないカルチャーショックが当たり前にあるから

知らぬ間にいろんなことが身に付いていたし、感性も磨かれた。

環境の事も、掃除も、リサイクルもエコも生活の中に普通にあって、なにも特別なことじゃなかった。

特にアップサイクル商品は、”そのもの”よりローコストじゃなきゃ変だし

そこに付加された芸術性や革新的なものに対する対価は商品に上乗せしなくても他から得れると思う。

僕のやっている貝殻やコーヒー豆を使った家具なんかは、そういう意味じゃ当たり前。

湘南でやるんだからかっこよくなきゃやらない。

子供と砂浜を散歩しながら拾った貝とか、友達のコーヒーショップで出た殻を使って

左官仕上げのテーブル作ったりね。

しかもアドリア海を望むメーカーの左官材を使うんだから、かっこいいべ~

僕から伝えたいのは

もっとかっこよく、エシカルに。

そんな感じで社会課題を考えて行けたら、肩の力抜けたいい感じになっていくよ。

あ、そうそう。それで思い出した!

仕事も遊びも全力で!って言うけど、それだと疲れちゃうじゃんね(笑)

仕事も遊びもいい感じにゆるく!

これも海とか波乗りから学んだ”当たり前”なんだけど、調和が大事!

僕の座右の銘にもなっている”go with flow"

この言葉は、The Test Riders のToshiさんの言葉が僕の中では基になっているんだけど

流れに身を任せる大事さを思い出させてくれる。

今回のオリンピックで遂にサーフィンが正式種目になったわけだが、皆気付いたかな?

地面がというか地面も動いているスポーツってサーフィンだけだよね?

ここがポイントで、波乗りしていると自分の無茶や、勝手ではうまくいかない。

揺れ動く波に身を任せ調和させることが大事。

力まず肩の力抜いて波に身も心も合わせる。

大いなる自然と遊ぶ。

この何とも言えないムードには”全力で!”なんて言葉は到底似合わない。

仕事も遊びも人生も”go with flow"

 

Lately, we've been talking about ethical, SDGs, and upcycling.

It's all in the mouth! I don't care.

No, it's okay. I know it's a little late to be talking about it, but it's okay.

It's important and it's proof that people are becoming more aware of it.

It's just that, you know, we're plasterers! A plasterer is like a living witness to all these things.

I grew up in Shonan, and surfing has been a part of my culture since I was a kid, so beach cleaning was a natural part of my life.

I even wondered how I could back out of the regular group beach cleanups (laughs).

I used to wonder how I could back out of a regular group beach cleanup.

So, I feel like beach cleanups nowadays are a way to build community.

The cool older guys were wearing old clothes, and I couldn't wear new clothes because they were too tacky.

I suddenly remembered that at that time, I had to endure a 200 yen hot shower and eat a hamburger at Mac. In the middle of winter... (laughs)

In the town of Shonan, culture shocks that are not taught in schools are commonplace.

In Shonan, there are a lot of culture shocks that are not taught in schools, so I learned a lot of things without realizing it, and my sensitivity was polished.

Environmental issues, cleaning, recycling, and ecology are all part of daily life, and nothing special.

Upcycled products, in particular, had to be less expensive than the "original" products.

I think that the compensation for the added artistic and innovative value can be obtained from other sources without adding to the product.

In that sense, my furniture made from seashells and coffee beans is a matter of course.

Since I'm doing it in Shonan, I don't do it unless it's cool.

I've made plastered tables using shells I picked up while walking on the beach with my kids, or shells from my friend's coffee shop.

I made a plastered table using shells I picked up while walking on the beach with my kids, or shells from my friend's coffee shop.

And I use plastering materials from a company that overlooks the Adriatic Sea, so that's cool!

What I want to tell you is

What I want to tell you is to be cooler and more ethical.

If we can think about social issues in such a way, we will be able to relax our shoulders and have a good feeling.

Oh, yeah. That reminds me!

Work and play with all your might! But that would be exhausting, wouldn't it?

Work and play in a nice, relaxed way!

This is another "natural" thing I learned from the ocean and surfing, but harmony is important!

My motto is "go with flow".

This phrase is based on a quote from Toshi-san of The Test Riders.

It reminds me of the importance of letting go with the flow.

Surfing has finally become an official sport at the Olympics, but has anyone noticed?

Surfing is the only sport in which the ground, or rather the ground itself, is moving, isn't it?

This is the point, when you are surfing, you can't go wrong by your own recklessness or selfishness.

It is important to let the waves move and harmonize with you.

Relax your shoulders and let the waves take over your body and mind.

Play with the great nature.

In this indescribable mood, the word "all-out! The word "all-out!" doesn't quite fit this indescribable mood.

Work, play, and life are all "go with flow.

Reita MORIYA