Ohno Kazuo by Eikoh Hosoe
First Trade Edition
Published by Soshi Seijusha, Tokyo in 1997
Details: A tribute to the great Japanese dancer Ohno Kazuo. The book is illustrated with some of Hosoe’s iconic photographs of Kazuo that were taken by Hosoe over several decades.
Ohno Kazuo was born in Hakodate in 1906 and passed away at the age of 101. He began formal study of dance in 1933 having been inspired by the famous Antonia Mercé (aka ‘La Argentina’). Ohno is regarded as one of the founding fathers of Japanese avant-garde dance. In 1960 he began to work with Hijikata Tatsumi, one of the founders of the Butoh movement and during the 70s he became famous for his solo performances. Hosoe Eikoh photographed him throughout his career.
The book measures approximately 10” x 7.25” and is bound in photographically illustrated wraps with a photographically illustrated dust jacket.
Please note that the book is written in Japanese.
Condition Report: The book is in FINE condition
A photograph of the book appears in the photo section of the listing.