Natsu Untitled Hijikata Butoh-fu

long pipe


resting chin on the table

tying a knot in the string

stretching the string

carrying a cup

weaving cherry blossom branches

hair ornament



cutting the string with teeth

stretching the string

outline of your face

loose hair

big nose

three streams of rain crossing in front of your face three times

TOKIWA [a beautiful lady of legend in Japan]



Nakajima, Natsu.‘Ankoku Butoh’, Speech at Fu Jen University Decade Conference, Feminine Spirituality in Theatre, Opera, and Dance, Taipei (October 1997). 1997. translated by Lee Chee-Keng in 1997, revised by Elizabeth Langley in 2002.
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