I went fishing at Lake Biwa and threw these foreign fish into the box, on other occasions I also released them. I heard different opinions, studied about protecting ecosystems and flood control, took part in a foreign fish extermination event, tasted the foreign black bass, and went all the way around the lake. I was uneasy all the time.
What matters to some doesn’t matter at all to others.
This tangle of ideas highlighted different theories and it appeared there was no way but to oppose or ignore each other, which was scary. It almost felt like this was mirroring today’s society.
Even so, Lake Biwa was so beautiful that it made me want to stay forever.
Oki Island where many fishers live and Chikubu Island seen from the shore of Lake Biwa were full of a spiritual atmosphere. I have decided to use the Noh play “Chikubushima” as a reference.
Is there an inside and outside among living creatures? Do humans have the right to judge?
Imagining the daunting but beautiful Lake Biwa we will create this work with our cast and staff.