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As a unity with freedom, with Maro's hope, Dairakudakan proactively branched out and Murobushi also went independent. Under the name of Butoh-ha Sebi (originated Zoroastrianism = originating from Zarathustra) and remodeled by hiring silkworm farmers located in the middle of the mountains in Gotaishi, Fukui Prefecture, it was given the name "Hokuryukyo" and there it began its activities. This work was its debut performance to commemorate the occasion.

With the themes of ‘The inquiries/new dialogue to the climate’, ‘The wandering/nomadism that is the fundamental way of public entertainment,' ‘The casket/womb as a magnetic field of prototype/rebirth’, the Butoh monastary Hokuryukyo was opened in the city of Gotaishi, a valley in Fukui Prefecture, and there it came down on us.

Running all over the borders, racing across the countryside,wandering the cities, and crossing over the straits ,<Butoh>; it is standing on the boundary line between one country and another, between dreams and reality between life and death, between sky and earth, between the city and country. A country's borders are always slope itself that enveloped in flames. The endless march of a yamashi (trickster) of Echizen with tall pride!
(both from the introductory text by Murobushi)

With his graduation thesis on Buddhist enlightenment, "Mummy" was the theme Murobushi discovered as his theme of graduation thesis and as he actually went to Dewasanzan, where mummy was enshrined, and experienced the way of the Yamabushi for himself. Murobushi said that Mummy show me that he is not die but living dignity against death with expressing death.  but in the end, even a corpse dances, does it not? All life is a process of collapse, and collapse is a dance in itself. I thought that Mummy is close from this idea.Sokushin Jyoubutu.

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“Komusou - Wandering Monk”

“Komusou - Wandering Monk”

1976
Komusou - Wandering Monk1976