Tari Ito

1951 – September 21, 2021


Tari Ito was a performance artist based in Tokyo whose work has been presented throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Her training includes a degree in visual art from Wako University in Tokyo, body movement training with Michizo Noguchi, mime with Takao Namiki and Butoh dance with Kazuo Ohno. She also spent four years in Holland performing with the Hat Klein Theatre, Stichting Schwibetous Theatre and Dans Lab. In Japan, she was responsible for organizing the Tajima Performance Festival. She appeared at A Space Gallery (Toronto, Canada) in 1991 as part of a cross Canada tour.

Tari Ito’S Obiturary on ArtAsiaPacific







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed