Heading to Tokyo and looking for something traditional to do? The Single Act Tickets at ‘Kabukiza’, the premier Kabuki theatre in Tokyo, may just be for you.
A brief history of Kabuki
Kabuki is a style of Japanese theatre dating back four centuries with a reputation for being quite avant-garde and off-beat.
It is a highly stylised combination of song, dance, music and acting with elaborate costumes and makeup.
Originally performed by women, the sensuous characters were thought too provocative so were replaced by men. As it stands today, men play most characters in kabuki, including female characters.
Without question, it is the most popular of Japan’s traditional theatre styles.
Kabuki performances are retellings of traditional Japanese stories. Love, loss, crime, betrayal, war, death—the very topics that have kept audiences entertained for thousands of years.
(You can read the rest of the article at this link. This article was first published by Team JJ on August 21, 2019. Check here for deeper and unique insights into visiting Japan, including wellness, travel, cuisine and more. Find us on Instagram and on Facebook.)
Author: Team JJ