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directed by Yukio Waguri
Art Direction by Ikko Tanaka
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(C)1998-2004 Yukio Waguri & Kohzensha/JUSTSYSTEM
(C)2004-2005 Yukio Waguri & Kohzensha/nousite.inc



Tatsumi Hijikata was the founder of Butoh, which is representative of modern Japanese art. Well known as a dance prodigy, he also devised and went on to found “BUTOH-FU ("FU" means score in Japanese),” his original concept of shoreography. Even after his death, the methodology of BUTOH-FU was not known to the public until Yukio Waguri, who grew as a dancer under the choreography of Hijikata, released Hijikata's instructions as "BUTOH-FU passed down by Hijikata" as a CD-ROM in 1988. (This had been entrusted to Waguri by Hijikata.)

This "Butoh-Kaden" CD-ROM, released by Justsystem Corporation as a cultural trailblazer, received great acclaim and it is now widely recognized that Hijikata Butoh is, in fact, BUTOH-FU. In addition, the methodology of BUTOH-FU has inspired those involved in expressive and creative activities both in Japan and overseas.

To hand down its value as a reference material, as well as its impact on creative activities, to following generations, this DVD-ROM version is being newly released by nousite, inc. We sincerely hope that this seed of Butoh, as passed down from Hijikata to Waguri, and now to you, will bear large fruit.

Read Greeting words by Yukio Waguri
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*Bilingual CD-ROM.
You can enjoy it in both language, English and Japanese.

*For MacOCX, WIndowsVista, WindowsXP, Windows200

*Price4725yen (including tax)







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In folder Part1, 88 Butoh-fu are introduced from Yukio's old notebook. Butoh-fu texts may sound poetic, but each word represents a specific dance form, movement, and relationship between the body and the space. Many picutures quoted in the text and other Butoh-fu related tothe Butoh-fu by a certain keyword are linked to each other so that 88 titles are not separated but compose a big database linking like a big web.

Here is anExample of "Butoh-fu" inspirated by painting of Debuffet....
YOU LIVE BECAUSE INSECTS EAT YOU

A person is buried in a wall. He becomes an insect that dances on a thin sheet of paper. it makes rustling noises, trying to hold falling particles. The insect then becomes a person, so fragile that he could crumble with the slightest touch, who is wandering around.

 



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In folder Part 2,general information on Butoh are contained. Present Butoh dancers are introduced with their photos, roughly grouped in 4 schools, Hijikata, Ohno, Kasai and Maro. Biography of Hijikata since his debut as modern dancer in the late 1950's up to his death in 1986 is introduced with abundant photos, film and voice provided from Asbestos-kan.
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