2014 performance, 3:00 minutes. excerpt, Total Running Time 5:51 minutes
From 1937 to 1945, under the imperialist ambitions of Japan, some two hundred thousand daughters of our time were systematically raped to death. At the ages of between thirteen and fifteen, our girls were dragged off to foreign lands, without even knowing why. There, they were thoroughly used not as humans but as tools, and were then brutally abandoned. In this way their lives vanished without a trace in horrible pain.
I offer a prayer to these daughters who lie buried in darkness. Traditionally, a large Buddhist barrel drum is played as a consolation in relief of the pains of the dead and to pray that they are dispatched to a better world. This prayer is solace for our daughters who were denied the recognition of even their simple existence, and is a mental imprint of a painful but important memory that we of today should never leave behind.