The chosen girl knows the time has come.
Girls are chanting Japanese syllables in the order that they learned in school, “a, i, u, e, o…”
Knowing the syllables themselves mean nothing, they continue to chant because it is their job and their routine.
In Japan, society cherishes the idea of three wise monkeys. One covers his eyes, one covers his ears, and one covers his mouth, representing “see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.” These ideas have been deeply rooted in Japanese society and there are many occasions where they are practiced as virtue. However, if we avoid seeing, hearing, and speaking evil, what are the consequences? Aren’t there times that we need to see, hear, and speak evil in order to cope with a serious problem?
This piece was created in order to raise awareness of the serious radiation issue which has not yet been solved in Japan since the Tohoku earthquake in 2011.
flEXiff, Auburn Australia
Threshold Festival at Ball State University, Munice Indiana