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Kabuki Performance for Beginners

Do you know KABUKI?
Kabuki is one of Japan’s traditional performing arts that is also widely appreciated by theatre lovers around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity to see kabuki for the first time and a great way to learn about Japan. The program can be enjoyed by anyone: all age groups, experts and novices, Japanese and international visitors etc. There are different types of plays in kabuki and this program will introduce you to a kabuki dance drama. Just sit back and enjoy the performance on stage accompanied by the beautiful live music in this historic building.

KABUKI ENO IZANAI[‘Lecture on Kabuki’]
The Minamiza Theatre is situated in Kyoto where kabuki originated, and has a history of over 400 years.
We explain the knowledge needed to enjoy kabuki, one of Japan’s traditional performing arts, and highlights of the program humourously to you.
Please also enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Minamiza Theatre, which was registered as one of tangible cultural properties of Japan, as a playhouse.

*English supporting guide available

KYŌ NINGYŌ[‘Hidari Jingorō and His Courtesan Doll’]
This dance tells the story of Hidari Jingorō, a wood sculptor famous for carving the sleeping cat on the great gate of Nikkō Shrine.
Falling in love with a beautiful courtesan, he carves a doll that looks exactly like her. The doll suddenly starts moving, as though it is alive, and Jingorō enjoys his time with the sculpture.

Last updated: 28 March, 2024
Date 11 May, 2024 - 19 May, 2024
Time Matinee 11:00am/Evening Show 2:00pm
Price 3500yen(tax included)
Venue East side, Shijō-ōhashi-bridge, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City 605-0075