List of Butoh-Fu “Postures”

Plant

Orchard
Tree knot
Dead leaves
Leaves
Willow
Hydrangea
Plum blossoms
Cattleya
Narcissus
Lotus
Cluster-amaryllis
Lily
Needle flower * a flower of confuse
Dandelion

Animal/Fish

Cow
Cow head
Horse
Horse neck
Horse gallop
Fox
Reindeer’s antlers
Pig
Wildcat
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Goat Orangutan
Lizard
Seal
Snail
Slug
Dinosaur head
Snake
Snake head
Snake raising head
Shaman snake
Nijinsky snake
Nerve snakes
Fish
Shellfish Cod roe shellfish
Rotten fish eyes

Bird

Duck
Crow
Crow on cliff
Crow on snow
Upside down crow
Ducks neck
Flying seagull
Peacock
Snipe
Crane neck
Rooster
Muffler dove *
a chicken
an owl
a flying bird Agemaki bird
Courier bird
Monster chic
B Bird
Light bird or Snowy heron
Phantom bird
Crane fly
Butterfly fossil
Fossilized flying butterfly *

Religion/Death

Skeleton
Decomposed snake
Ghost
Ghost going up stairs
Ghost turned in to the rod
Apparitions
Three Buddhas
Wavering Buddha
Lotus Buddha
Grained Buddha
Buddha hearing all sounds
Buddha letting out small Buddhas from his mouth
Mummified Buddha
Buddha Mandala
Small Buddha Deva King
the guardian gods
Hannya
Hungry demon
Demon head
Plague god
Prayer for Allah
Allah
Fallen angels 1 to 4 Lucifer??
Angel
Goddess Maya
Two Marias; Maria and Mary Magdalene
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Oshira god *God of silk worm

Tools/Etc.

Doll figures
Doll hands
Masks
Noh masks
Battledore
Mannequin
Tobacco pipe
Crayon drawings
Gus light
Guitar strings snups off
Floorcloth
Bamboo string
Flower mirror
Writing brush
Vinyl cloak
Calcareous cave
Oriental
Letter “G”
Tornado
Sky
Waves
Burnt wall
Wall
Smoke
Rock
Relief

Human/Body Parts

Kotaro *
Boy struck by light
Rotten boy
Fat man obese man
Hanako (Rodan’s Hanako)
Hanako’s negative mask
Rose girl
Girl in bright light cloak
Blind girl
Schizophrenia girl
Dead leaf girl
Girl with star
Carriage girl
Fragrance girl
Bone girl
Bugs girl
“Gosh” girl
Girl on her way home from school
Half faced girl
Choral girl
An archaic smile or Infant girl.
Princess Kaguya in ceremonial dress
Wet woman
Lady Pig
Woman in garden
Bûn man *
Man hooked by scale
Rumored old woman
Old Okinawan woman
White old woman
Kissed old woman
Fanned old woman
Resting old woman
Cabbage old woman
Tristan old woman
Kid or Cupid
Upsendminded child
a captive child
Fox old man
Lunatic going to party
Beggar
The invalid
Decomposed leper leaning against light wall
Morons face
Idiot’s steps
Woman on a chair
Back view of long haired lady
Woman before the mirror
Woman holding baby in her arms
Woman in woods
Lady of paper cut out
Gaze inside skull
Twelve Modes
Face in the woods
stone face
head-rolling
flying head
Four Eyes
changing forms of hands
hand signals
finger images
strings of tears
eye techniques including
old woman’s raisins
huge fish in the sky
ball of light
cicada eyes
concentric circles
fine thread
The blind
assassin
a hostage
official
Grave keeper
actress
courtesan
Lady Tokiwa *
three modes of threat
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three human figures of steam

The other factors added to the Postures/ The united Postures

pomegranate lotus?
cod roe lotus
flower gorilla a lily peacock snake ?9,
a mad horse
a wet horse head
lily peacock
flower peacock
steam peacock
mold specter
smoke specter
a worm-eaten lotus
ghost peacock
gibbeted head peacock
a giant peacock
an itchy peacock
declined three dimensional peacock
peacock walk
peacock branch
stone Hanako
itchy old fox man

Space derived from the postures

Hydrangea space
Flower Branch space
Raccoon space
Okame space *a fat-faced woman’s mask
Tengu space *a long-nosed goblin
Skull space
Turner space
ear within ear
Dandelion space
Lotus space
Feather space
Holy woman space
Eye space
Moreau space

Famous names

Beardsley or Madam Peacock
Beardsley or 1 to 5
Front view of Beardsley
Bellmer
Michaux including
a man of light
ink drips
three faces
Michaux or glass man
Delvaux
Theresia
Ophelia or white face
Bresdin’s flower garden
Bresdin’s pond
Bacon’s face
Bacon including
edge of pool
rubber
executive
yes-man, etc.
Bosch or hopeless face
Neo Munch
Modigliani or Lady Portrait
Moreau
Redon’s eyeball
Fautrier ;ofº
Picasso’s horse
Delvaux/ Kinka Candy
Blake’s beard
Jochanaan’s face
Queen Elizabeth
Boccaccio
Nijinsky
Wols
Ukiyoe figures
Vidro
mosquito net
grass
umbrella
Ekin’s cangue *
Delaunay
Picabia’s face
Picasso
Goya’s face
Goya including
Spoon, the Pope of Pus
old knitting woman
fool looking up
big fool
Goya’s old woman with a shower stick
Gogh with letter
Coutaud’s laughing flowers
Coutaud’s bird
Coutaud’s seaside Lady
Chagall’s bird
Sonnenstein’s horns of light
Sonnenstein’s flower face
Turner’s piano playing girl.
Turner’s Storm

 


Mikami, Kayo. “Tatsumi Hijikata: An Analysis of Ankoko Butoh Techniques” 1997. Tokyo. Page 161 – 169.
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