The 38th Anniversary of Hijikata Tatsumi’s Death: Talking together about Hijikata Tatsumi

The event “The 38th Anniversary of Hijikata Tatsumi’s Death / Talking together about Tatsumi Hijikata” will be held by Keio University Art Center.
Please join us.

  • Details

  • Date

    Sunday, January 21, 2024, 14:00-16:30 (doors open 13:00, come and go anytime)

  • Venue

    Global Research Lab (G-Lab), 6F East Research Building, Mita Campus, Keio University

  • Audience

    Open to everyone / Come and go anytime


  • Cost


  • Enquiries and

    Keio University Art Center (Ishimoto)

    Tel. 03-5427-1621


As in previous years, The Keio University Art Center (KUAC) will hold the titular event in January on the anniversary of the day that Tatsumi Hijikata passed away. This year marks the 38th anniversary of his death.

This event, “Talking together about Hijikata Tatsumi” 38 years after his passing, will feature Gozo Yoshimasu as a guest speaker. Yoshimasu’s reputation as a poet precedes him. In recent years, he has remained quietly active, appearing in a series of documentaries. Yoshimasu first witnessed Hijikata dance Butoh at his one-man show Tatsumi Hijikata and the Japanese Rebellion of the Body in 1968, and continued to attend his performances thereafter. In the more than 50 years since, Yoshimasu has continued to spread the word about Hijikata’s craft, share about Hijikata’s life wandering the streets, as well as his insights.

We invite you to join us for a discussion with Yoshimasu on January 21, 2024.



Organised by Keio University Art Center