Small planet in the supermarket / スーパーマーケットの小さな惑星

2015, Soil (collected from supermarket vegetables), Text


One day I decided to cook a curry, and I went to the supermarket to buy carrots and potatoes. After going back home, I started to cook a curry. At first I washed the potatoes with tab water. By washing it, my hands got dirty with soil. It looked as if I had been playing with the ground.
I looked at the potato bag. It said it came from Hokkaido region. (Hokkaido region is the most northern part of Japan) I have never played with the soil in Hokkaido, not even have I touched the ground in Hokkaido. I felt very strange when I looked again at my hands.