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Dance Happening June 1961

Photographs: William Klein

Editors: NPO Dance Archive Network Toshio Mizohata Yurika Kuremiya / FILMS PARIS NEW YORK Pierre-Louis Denis Tiffanie Pascal
Published by Canta Co.Ltd. in 2021
336 pages/ Bilingual edition: Japanese & English
Price: 4,950 yen
ISBN: 978-4-902098-12-9

This publication presents 516 photographs of Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno shot by William Klein in Tokyo’s Meguro, Shimbashi and Ginza districts in June 1961. The photos are chronologically arranged, according to an in-depth reading of the participants’ testimonies and a detailed review of Klein’s contact sheets. This photo book will give you a rare experience of reliving the day which marked the dawn of butoh through the lens of William Klein.

Text included: “Butoh’s Future in the Past” by Futoshi Sakauchi (a professor at Waseda University) & “Tatsumi Hijikata: Before and After Kinjiki” by Takashi Morishita (Hijikata Tatsumi Archive)

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