In 2020 we were hit by COVID-19, and it became a year when lifestyle changes were forced upon us, from our working patterns to our proximity to others. As Europe began to lock down in March, I hurried back to Japan, and there at home in Aminochō, Kyōtango, every day I would watch the ever-shifting sea and sky. I had been constantly busy for a few years and then, suddenly, I found that I hadn’t set foot outside the Tango Peninsula for months. I spent my days training my body under the dazzling summer sun or while staring at the sea at dusk. With the endless sea and sky spread out before me, I started to wonder at the smallness of my existence and thoughts. I have come to experience the truth that the world is shaped both by humans and other life, but also by inanimate objects and everything that has not yet been understood or discovered. It seems that there are hundreds of thousands of viruses that we know nothing of: we truly live our lives, surrounded by unknown things.