"[...] Beyond beying somewhat chaotic, somewhat poisonous, the actual city continues to exist today as a transparent 'landscape', enduring without a single scratch. Then at night the city wipes clean all impurities, acquiring a nearly flawless kind of beauty. It becomes an impregnable fortress, lacking even a single weakness. However, it is exactly because of its unassainability that I must set this 'landscape' confronting me aflame with my own hands. [...] A day will come when a single crack will nick this 'landscape' [...]
Rebellion Against the Landscape: Fire at the limits of my Perpetual Gazing. Takuma Nakahira.
(Supplement to the 2010 edition of "A Language to Come" a photobook by Takuma Nakahira first published in 1970, Tokyo)