All images ©2019 Michael Sakamoto
Work-in-progress autobiographical work inspired by Hosoe Eikoh and Hijikata Tatsumi’s “Kamaitachi” photo essay, the seminal butoh photo work that has inspired generations of dance practitioners.
Photographed on location: Tashiro and Tokyo (Japan); Los Angeles, Cypress, Salinas Valley, Marysville, and Olivehurst, California (USA); Maui, Hawaii; Paris, France.
Photo assistants: Yut Ave, Tillie Sakamoto, Joy Jarme.
Supported in part by the University of Iowa Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.