SEPTEMBER 17-25, 2017
Join us for a week-long event in Hijikata's hometown Akita this September! We will kick-start the week with a tour of Mount Haguro, led by a mountain monk, and a visit (for those who are not too squeamish) to the self-mummified Buddhist monks of Yamagata prefecture. This will be followed by 3 days of intensive workshops with butoh artists Yuri Nagaoka and Seisaku, and a final one-day workshop with Ima Tenko. We will then join the 2-day festival of butoh and other performances at the Kamaitachi Museum, organised by the Kamaitachi Museum and the Hijikata Tatsumi Archive, which includes a performance opportunity for participants, and the chance to watch performances by Ima Tenko, Shoichi Fukushi, Masahide Omori; local dancers (Bangaku Kagura and Nishi monai Bon Odori dance); and the Japanese Jazz group Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra. There will also be a symposium with Norio Akasaka, Shigeya Mori, and Jow-jiun Gong for those interested.
Accommodation is on offer with breakfast and dinner included at the workshop venue, an old High School deep in the countryside. Men and women will be accommodated in separate bunk-bed dorms. For those wishing to look into other accommodation options, please contact us. Transport will be organised for the cultural tour day, pick up and drop-off from local stations, and for the weekend events at the Kamaitachi Museum.
The overall price is 50,000 JYP (including 8 days' accommodation + two meals a day, cultural tour, workshop fee, and related transport; performances are free to attend). We are offering an early bird discount price of 45,000 JYP until August 1st, so book early!