In the creation process, Sasaoka and Masataka Matsuda both visited Hiroshima, and scooped up the "voices" hidden in the city that has been depicted countless times in the course of history, while repeatedly exchanging texts and photographs according to their concept. The script and story line that emerged out of this procedure set up a multilayered, intricately tangled past/present timeline while accentuating the notion of "acting (live) in the present" in performing arts, and the function of photography as a medium for recording/reproduction.
Only the venue's third floor seats are available for viewing this piece, as it was conceived to be experienced in a unique style looking down upon the stage. Different from plays that attempt to connect the viewer to the extraordinary theatre world, here the audience is made perfectly aware of the distance and disconnectedness. In addition, all seats are equipped with individual video screens showing prerecorded footage and real-time images recorded by cameras directed toward the stage.
This setup juxtaposing the physical distance between stage and audience, the indirect sense of distance brought about by media technology, and the distance between past and present as represented by photography and stage art respectively, redefines the experience of watching a play.