2019 / Japan Foundation Photo Exhibition: A Tribute to Tatsumi Hijikata’s Ailing Dancer, Nov. 5 – 27

Japan Foundation Los Aneles Butoh Series

Photography Exhibition
A Tribute to Tatsumi Hijikata’s “Yameru Maihime (Ailing Dancer)”
November 5 – November 27, 2019

Opening Event with Special Guests’ Talk & Butoh Performance
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7pm
Light refreshments will be served.

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036

Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.

Admission: Free
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm
Closed on Sundays and Veteran’s Day (Nov.11)

Six well-known Japanese Butoh dancers brought to life the ghosts rising out of the legendary essay “Yameru Maihime (Ailing Dancer)”, written by Tatsumi Hijikata in Akita, where the story developed during the years 1935-1938.

The photo book was published in Japan last year in order to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Hijikata’s birth and to pay tribute to his unprecedented work.

The photos were taken by Masahiko Taniguchi who has worked closely with many Butoh dancers in Japan. This exhibition will feature a selection from Taniguchi’s photo book, which has never been shown in the U.S. before as well as some of archival images of Hijikata.

The opening night of the exhibition will include Butoh performances by local dancers and a special talk: “Remembering Hijikata” by guest speakers.