Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kabuki-za, Tokyo

Today I went to see a hitomakumi (single show) at Kabuki-za, the largest Kabuki theater in Japan (image above). The hitomakumi consisted of two short plays. The first one is a dance drama called Tsumeo (top image below) and the second is a drama called Shunkan (bottom image below). Splendid costumes, outstanding performances by actors, narrators, musicians and singers. You don’t have to know Kabuki well to enjoy it. It reminded me of classical Indian dance, ballet, theatric drama and opera at the same time.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

WOW! It's really cool stuff! The pictures are awesome! Borya, I'm so glad you are enjoying yourself! And I'm waiting for more stories.
Have fun!