I started a short series of essays in the Nishinippon Shimbun on March 14, 2023. The planned number of installments is 50, so it will continue until around the middle of May.
The weekly illustrations are by Oga Mameo, who accurately captures the title that seems to flow down the river and the topics that fly here and there.
The title of the essay, “Where Did We Come From?” is based on Paul Gauguin’s oil painting “Where Do We Come From? Who are we? Where are we going?” The title is taken from Paul Gauguin’s oil painting, “Where Did We Come From? For me, science fiction is an act of facing these questions, but the full text is too long, so I have extracted only the opening question.
I usually try to face this question with fiction, but this time I will try to do it with “me” as the subject.
The series also appears on the Nishinippon Shimbun website in the “Where are you from?” corner of the Nishinippon Shimbun website.