À la Maison de Shibusawa

The draconian aspects of Hijikata’s butoh

Authored by: Robert Ono

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138691094
eBook ISBN: 9781315536132
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315536132-7

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Abstract

Shibusawa Tatsuhiko (1928–1987) occupies a unique space in post-war Japanese culture. He is perhaps best known as the translator of works by Marquis de Sade, but is also credited as a widely learned critic who introduced and popularized many notions pertaining to Western art and history, especially surrealism and the occult. It is safe to say that butoh pioneer Hijikata Tatsumi (1928–1986) had a great respect for this decadent scholar of his own generation.

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