The game of baseball was reportedly introduced into Japan in 1873 and Korea in 1904. Over the last more than 100 years, it has solidly taken root in both countries, and is deeply intertwined with society and people's lives. The play proceeds through a sequence of various baseball-related scenes. We meet women who do not know the rules of the game very well, and a man who came to hate baseball because of a traumatic experience in his childhood. Then there is a baseball-loving woman who, by some twist of fate, ended up marrying that man. A pseudo-Ichiro Suzuki (the Japanese outfielder who went on to break the long-standing record for the most single-season hits in the U.S. big leagues) and other baseball-related characters make an appearance along with personal and national memories bound up with baseball. The work also portrays exploits of and anecdotes about Korean and Japanese baseball players who made their mark in the U.S. major leagues.
Eventually, the story inevitably turns to squarely face the larger issue of the United States, which has had a tremendous influence on both Japan and Korea, and continues to exert its influence on us. America is at once above us, behind us, inside us, and with us. Can't we somehow build a relationship with this huge power of influence which differs from that of the present?
Playwrite / Director: Toshiki Okada
Casts：4(Male:2, Female:2 / Korean2, Japanese2)