Among theatrical expression
performers based mainly in Osaka
and Kyoto of the Kansai area, Japan, Mushimaru
undoubtedly one of the most active artist in this
His main activity is the "Tennen
Nikutai Shi (Natural Poetry),
his own Physical expression, through which he performs as
solo- performer -dancer; besides, as a producer, he has
to plan and execute numerous art events such as "Art
A-Un-Gi", "Moonlight Celebration",
"Asian Performing Arts Now" ,etc.
Also as a director, while creating yearly a solo-dance piece
his own, he has directed and designed choreography of
"Sou Ramayana", a mask dance-drama using
Himalayan religious ceremonies.
In addition, Mushimaru appears regularly on TV and radio
programs and writes travel pieces to newspapers and
magazines, extending his work to various areas.
The followings are characteristics of his main work,
expression activities that he performs as the
"Natural Physical Poet":
1) Whether domestically or abroad,
his work is presented as a
of a tour performance.
2) Majority of his theatrical
presentations are of collaborations
with musicians and fine artists,
regarding improvisation as
3) His performance mostly takes
place outdoors or in an unexpected
situation rather than inside (gallery,
storage, temple, shrine, park,
garden, seashore, riverbank,
ancient, ruin, roadside, etc.)
4) With the Buddhistic idea of reincarnation underlying,
death and birth, emotional moments of
life and gratitude
for being given a life are symbolically
expressed as if
fragments of a poem.
The world created by Mushimaru Fujieda is full of tension
lyricism. Led by the aura of Mushimaru's strong and
physical expression, every one of his audience sets out for the
timeless world of delicate phantasms.
Do not resist the power. Dispose of all your logical thoughs,
and open up your curiosity fully like a child so as to listen
the Physical Poets' mumbles.
The otherworldly journey will for certain remain in your memory
as a special experience as such.