Size: 290 x 200 x 110 mm
Medium：newspaper (1945-1960), Kent paper, illustration board
Year of creation: 2019
Using newspapers from the 1950s, a time when the postwar period was still intact but no longer postwar, I created this work based on the motif of Tetsujin 28, a robot that represents the postwar period. Tetsujin 28 was originally a "decisive weapon" developed during the war, but the war ended in the middle of its development and it was lost. One day, however, Tetsujin suddenly appears in front of the boy Shotaro Kaneda, and the story begins with the activities of the boy Kaneda and Tetsujin. Tetsujin is born as a "weapon" but is used for the sake of "peace". As the theme song says, "Either good or bad, it's up to the remote control," Tetsujin itself is neither good nor evil, but is a person with great power, just like a god, and it can change into anything depending on who controls it. The fact that the protagonist is a child is also necessary, because the adults themselves could not handle the war that they started, and they irresponsibly relied on many young people, still children, and sent many of them to the battlefield, giving them a hard time. It was also a time when children could not trust adults. In order to express this concept, I mainly used the contents of articles about the end of the war and the long postwar period on the surface.