Katobushi “Higashiyama Kakemonozoroi” – Takamasa Fujima
Tripartite Talk “Zen and Ikkyu” – Takamasa Fujima, Kenshu Sugawara (deputy chief priest, Jokokuji temple), Seiji Kasai (facilitator)
Creation “Ikkyu and Yoshimasa” – [Zen Master Ikkyu] Takamasa Fujima, [Ashikaga Yoshimasa] Juraku Hanayagi
[Katobushi] Joruri recitation – Masumi Toji, Toyu Toji / Shamisen: Senko Yamahigo, Nanae Yamahigo
[Gidayu] Joruri recitation: Koshiko Takemoto / Shamisen: Tsugahana Tsuruzawa
[Hayashi] Taisaburo Mochizuki and company, Bokusei Mochizuki
The flower of “Zen” in Higashiyama culture
Creation “Ikkyu and Yoshimasa”
While expanding my inquiry into the idea that Zen master Ikkyu possesses the spirit of “farce,” my research theme, I wanted to contrast Ikkyu with Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who devoted himself to Zen culture while distancing himself from power, and embody these two in a dance of “farce.” The result was this project. I constructed a type of dramaturgy which can be understood in today’s world, and created the entire work as if it were a refined traditional dry landscape garden.
Takamasa Fujima is a Japanese traditional dancer born in Tokyo in 1971. After graduating from the playwriting course of Nihon University College of Art, he has continued to create new types of Japanese traditional dance that relate to farce. He has participated in commercial theatrical performances since 2003. He has also been in charge of choreography in a variety of plays and dramas on TV. In addition, he has actively taken part in many overseas dance performances and workshops. In recent years, he organized “Harmony of Japan” as Japanese dance performances in Hawaii and Lithuania, France, Russia, supported by JAPAN FOUNDATION.
Fujima Takamasa Institute of Japanese Dance and Culture
3-1-33-103 Nishikicho Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0022
Kioi Small Hall (Chiyoda City,Tokyo)