Posts Tagged ‘ Kabuki ’

Kabuki-za Gala Farewell Performances

Apr 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

The Kabuki-za Theater is Tokyo’s Ginza district is presenting a series of gala farewell performances over the next year to honor the historic theater before it is torn down in 2010 and to make way for a new highrise structure that is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2013 season.  The Kabuki-za Theatre […]

The Dramatic Kabuki Actor

Feb 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Photo Gallery

A copper statue of the famous Kabuki actor Danjuro Ishikawa the 9th (1838 – 1903) in the costume of Shibaraku, a role he perfected.  Shibaraku, "Stop a Moment!" in English, is one of the eighteen great Kabuki plays that was originally performed by the first Danjuro Ichikawa (1660-1704) who pioneered the strong, masculine aragoto (rough […]