Statement of the exhibition "MacArthur's Children" 2010-2012
In the early day, I thought this exhibition's title "Japanese children kind-hearted".
In Japan, a thousand paper cranes are offered and maiden statues that offer a number of prayers are built as memorials for the war victims; these acts have a function like a "token" in occult art. In other words, people do no necessary believe that folding a thousand paper cranes and building innocent maiden statues would have tangible effects on peace making, but these acts exist as "tokens".
And maiden statues also seem to require a magnificent background: a catastrophe, in order to give voice to the innocent victims.