A Haunting Meditation on Fukushima: Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Is Your Time”


RYUICHI SAKAMOTO and Shiro Takatani’s art installation, “Is Your Time,” proves a powerful meditation on the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This is presented through the piano at the centerpiece of the installation, which was discovered by Sakamoto in the ruins of a building in the affected Fukushima prefecture, left behind by its owners—wherever they might be now.

From No Man Is an Island
On October 19, 2021