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An Evening At The Kabuki

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The Kabuki-za theatre was a ten-minute walk from the underground station along Ginza street. The street was quieter and more relaxed than usual that day, the second day of the three-day weekend in February. The Kabuki-za, with its classic appearance, had a 120 year history but the current theatre was actually rebuilt in 1951. It was the 'Matsumoto Hakuo 27th anniversary memorial performance' at the Kabuki-za that month, with programmes consisting mainly of plays which were Hakuo's favourites. The word 'kabuki' derives from the word 'kabuku'. Kabuki is well-known as Japan's traditional performing art with a history of more than three centuries. Besides carrying on this tradition, the young actors were trying hard to bring in new trends by engaging in various outside activities. That is all the more reason why the author wished to continue to keep in close touch with kabuki in the years ahead.

Keywords: Ginza street; Japan; Kabuki; Kabuki-za theatre; Matsumoto Hakuo



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