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A Guide to Kabuki

An exhibition at the Traditional Performing Arts Centre

Sleiman Azizi   - 1 min read
Venue : Information Exhibition Room (first floor) When : Jun 1st - Sep 23rd 2019, 10:00am - 6:00pm

The Traditional Performing Arts Centre in Tokyo will be hosting an introduction to kabuki for those looking to learn more about Japan's most extravagant performing art.

Along with Noh and Bunraku, Kabuki is one Japan's three representative theatrical arts and has been placed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Extremely rich in style, kabuki actors are famous for their larger than life costumes, makeup and performances. Dynamic stages, dramatic song and dance and expressive physical acting make a kabuki performance one of Japan's must-see attractions.

Established in 2003, the Traditional Performing Arts Centre is located right by the famous National Theatre and is a small museum regularly displaying the props and costumes of Japan's various theatrical arts.

Please check the official website for holiday and opening times. Entry is free.

Getting there

The centre is a 5-minute walk from Exit 1 and Exit 6 of Hanzomon Station on the Hanzomon Subway Line or a 15-minute walk from Yotsuya Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu Line.

Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

I'm a Japanese Permanent Resident with over 600 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books inspired by traditional Japanese literature.I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, so if you've anything to say about Japan's never ending capital - or just Japan in general - don't b...