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6 Vaporizing body 
 
1 July, 2014

The Ten bodies 6

Vaporizing body

- to become impossible wish of Life



The cloud in the monsoon,
as a teacher of vaporized body


Finally, I have finished up all of the photos of Butoh Festival.
When lunching on the veranda, a group of clouds climbed up from the lower valley.
I took up the camera, with expecting the white dragon show which crawl up the valley.
It's my favourite movement of clouds, such as the white dragon climbs the valley.
But, soon the cloud of today started changing the odd shapes one after another into infinite unknown beings.

After showing the transformation of infinite arts, it has begun to disappear into the forest in the opposite side of valley.
It was happening within about ten minutes.

Disappearance!

Warm air because the content of the water is deep, the water droplets of clouds came down from the cold high sky, had vaporized within the air.
The movement of the clouds is a teacher of infinite body of vaporized body.
This unexpected disappearance of the cloud has become my teacher today.
Until the disappearance from bizarre transformation of infinite, I danced with the teacher for a while.
This two weeks, my body was stunted by wrestling with computer screen for a long time, I feel like I come back to Life after a long time has been.
Clouds was old dance buddy for me from young age.
Transformation of early clouds in the sky of Hawaii island,,,,
Deformation of plastic bags fluttering in the wind of Tokyo,,,,
Infinite transformation of each season of the Himalayan sky.....
Many qualia of the clouds are about to inhabit the body.
When I was young, I often resonated with the rapid transformation, maybe my darkness of body prefered to resonate with it.
But, now the tendency of my subbody is resonating with its disappearance, though it is much harder.

Vaporized body has invented by Tatsumi Hijikata as a body dancing impossible wish of Life.

It was absolute necessary for him to dance with his dead sister.
By the density of impossible desire not been fulfilled, Life transforms from physical state to take off it and becomes vaporized state.
It is not the wish of self as a human, but just to follow the tendency of Life.
It is not mere movement, sometimes it disappears immediately.

How can we dance this disappearance?

We need to become a transparent body which is the most flexible resonator.
We do de-self conditioning enough and just follow the whereabouts of the clouds are going to disappear.
Carring the density in reverse way until Life spread to the world that the body is not visible.
We turn off the signs of Life.
Be calm to infinitely and be the Shisha( dead).

The vaporization and materialization are the both sides of the coin.
They are the both poles of the techniques of Shisha in Hijikata's last solo of "Quiet house".
He danced while becoming infinite variations of transformation of materializing and vaporizing.
The teacher of the cloud of today disappeared among the woods of the valley beyond.
I wonder it transformed into spirit of the forest.
And it is waiting for the next timing to transform another being with listening in the faint invisible qualia of the behind world.
From there, a new transformation will be born.
My role as a midwife is to guide people until this condition.



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Impossible longing makes body vaporizing


The longing for freedom in the impossible makes body vaporized. This is the secret of the miracle of the vaporizing body.
Transforming to 'Vaporizing body' is the last technique for Hijikata. At the first time in his solo of 'A girl' in "Summer Storm" and "Quiet House"(1973), he could realize it.
In the "Ho-So-Tan"(1972) which the weakened body was realized, the vaporizing body did not appear yet.
When a necessary technique is born, a long history for realizing it, is hidden.
Hijikata eagered to resonate with his dead sister for over 20 years and finally he could unify with her in the vaporizing body.
He dreamt the same dream as his sister who was caught as a national prostitute for the soldiers by Japanese nation-state during the Second World War.
Her sprit must long for coming back to the hometown separated from the trapped physical body.

After twenty years struggling, finally Hijikata could invent the technique of "Vaporizing body".

"Quiet House

4. (Vaporizing)

1.     Flower, Rain, Girl, Use all of them

        Mask or Bug

        Doll – Ash Girl – Washing Clothes – Nobody visits any more

2.     Running from Bird to Girl, Girl vaporized and sitting technique

3.     Witch [A] is vaporizing

4.     Witch, who is connected to the red salmon head, is vaporizing

5.     The Great Witch, who dreams of horsemeat, is vaporizing

6.     Various Whereabouts are vaporizing

        Water – Obon (*9) – A far away forest – Shisha

 (*9) Obon: Special days in August when ancestral spirits return home


15. Slow diffusion

Keep in mind not to vaporize all at once.

        A development should be attempted in the vaporized condition.

        This issue will also become clear before long."

 

Before becoming the vaporizing body, Hijikata danced all memories of his sister. It requred him a long preparation for becoming vaporizing body.

1.     Flower, Rain, Girl, Use all of them

        Mask or Bug

        Doll – Ash Girl – Washing Clothes – Nobody visits any more

And gradually he could follow the process of the slow diffusion of the vaporizing body.

2.     Running from Bird to Girl, Girl vaporized and sitting technique

At first his leg starts vaporizing and disapper.

3.     Witch [A] is vaporizing

Witch A is a beginner of witch. then it tries to vapor, but doesn't succeed.

4.     Witch, who is connected to the red salmon head, is vaporizing


Hijikata researched all supporting qualia in his darkness of body. A hidden body which connects to salmon face (=agressive character) support the vaporizing process a little.

5.     The Great Witch, who dreams of horsemeat, is vaporizing

Next supporting qulia is appetite for horsemeat. It is a symbolic of nostalgia for coming back to the hometown. And he (=his dead sister) scceed to soaring up to the sky.

6.     Various Whereabouts are vaporizing

        Water – Obon (*9) – A far away forest – Shisha

 (*9) Obon: Special days in August when ancestral spirits return home

The shape of water (River, lake, sea) guide him to the way home. He met various shisha(=dead) who is going back to the home.


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