Both Hose and Hijikata grew up in this area and their childhood memories was from the countryside of rice fields. They decided to do a photoshoot together here. This shoot turns out to be part of the most important work of the history of butoh as well as photography.
Hosoe photographed Hijikata’s spontaneous interactions with the landscape and the people they encountered. The two artists inspired by the legend of kamaitachi, a weasel-like demon who haunts rice fields, enacted an intense investigation and seductive combination of performance and photography, of tradition and an exploration, both personal and symbolic, of contemporary convulsions in Japanese society.