- a contemporary expressionist dance form that originated in postwar Japan, first called Ankoku Butoh, or Dance of Utter Darkness.
Origin of buto
First recorded in 1955–60; Japanese, literally “dance,” from (ankoku) butō “dance (of darkness)”
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Only in one case is the animal which is the buto, also the animal which gives its name to the kema.Social Origins and Primal Law
The dualism of Buto and Hierakonpolis really lasted throughout Egyptian history.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
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Having heard of the relics of some winged serpents near the city of Buto, he went to see them.Bible Animals;
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It is as such, in opposition to Buto the goddess of the north, that she is most often named on the monuments.