“Ando, an amazingly talented and active writer.
A woman who spent many years living as a lay forest monk, in deep retreat from the world, Ando's poems are about silence, stillness, the research of inner peace, and human relationship with nature.
Her works show that a journey of self-discovery can be described with just a few words at a time: and the result can be beautiful and intimate poetry.”
— Naviar Records. Publisher of music based on haiku and renku (a short form of renga)