Attend a Kabuki performance to see outrageous costumes, dramatic stunts, high-speed action, and great storytelling.
Kabuki is a highly stylized form of traditional theater that uses exaggerated movements, costumes, and makeup to convey additional meaning to its audience. The sets are also highly dynamic with the use of hatches, turntables, and hallways to facilitate quick scene change and captivate the audience. Since the Edo period, his emphasis on entertainment has been in keeping with the flourishing of the arts and the “floating world” that characterized this 300-year era of peace and prosperity. So most of the scripts are written in an archaic form of Japanese that even the Japanese will have a hard time understanding, but fortunately headsets and English translations are available.
After a complete reconstruction, the Kabuki-za theater in central Tokyo’s Ginza area reopened on April 2, 2013. Once again, Kabuki in Tokyo has returned to its spiritual home with a beautiful theater of traditional and modern design that offers the best space to enjoy this art.