‘This piece for children (aged 5 - 9) is my second piece for Lucilin and my first ever children’s work. Lucilin requested that I compose in my normal technique, without tonality. I found the suggestion both challenging and interesting, being liberated from the prejudice that children cannot understand contemporary music techniques. I did however ensure that the music was clear and perceivable for children. Ms. Yoko Tawada, a famous Japanese writer living in Berlin, wrote the text for the piece. She possesses a keen linguistic sensibility and has a good sense of humor.’ (Toshio Hosokawa)
In the story, a talking cat takes the narrator along to the beach where a robot and a teddy bear need help dealing with some rude boys. The teddy and the robot also begin to talk and, as a way of saying thank you, invite the main character to get to know their different worlds. Thus begins an adventurous journey of discovery on the back of a fish into the land of the robots and the forest of the teddy bears.