A collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of ankoku butoh dance, it documents their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and an improvisational performance made with local villagers, inspired by the legend of kamaitachi, a weasel-like demon who haunts rice fields and slashes people with a sickle. Hosoe photographed Hijikata's spontaneous interactions with the landscape and the people they encountered. A seductive combination of performance and photography, the two artists enact an personal and symbolic investigation of Japanese society during a time of massive upheaval.
stock nr
AB050
author
Eikoh Hosoe
title
KAMAITACHI (Original) (1969)
artist(s):
publisher
Gendai Shicho Sha
edition
135 of 1000 limited edition
width x height
340 mm x 430 mm
condition
Very good. Signed in Kanji. 
info/price:
on request