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A remarkable collage using the day’s edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper and novels by popular science fiction writer Sakyo Komatsu, this performance was created as a companion piece to Chiten’s Modern Language. It is an experiment in considering the “now” of Japan by intermixing the sci-fi vision of a far future and distant planets with the everyday time scale of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Japan is looking anew at how it uses technology and its vision of the ideal society. This performance invites audiences to respond to the science fiction imagination of Komatsu, who wrote between the 1960’s and 1980’s. Half of the performance is comprised of the pages from the day’s edition of a newspaper, which changes the content of the play each day it is performed.




Photo by Hisaki Matsumoto


2013.7.20-8.24 / 9.28-29 / 10.12-13 UNDER-THROW
2014.12.23-24  UNDER-THROW
2015.1.16-17 / 4.22-23 / 6.30-7.3  UNDER-THROW
newspapers (the same day’s edition of the Asahi Shimbun), four novels by science fiction writer Sakyo Komatsu
Direction Motoi Miura
Satoko Abe
Dai Ishida
Koji Ogawara
Shie Kubota
Saki Kohno
Yohei Kobayashi
Lighting: Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Sound: Toshihiro Dooka
Costume: Kyoko Domoto
Stage Manager: Nobuaki Oshika
Producution Co-ordinator: Aya Komori [2014~], Yuna Tajima
Presented by Chiten LLC.