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April kabuki

April 2 (Wed) - April 26 (Sat), 2014 Tokyo

April Kabuki Program at Kabukiza Theatre

Area:Tokyo

Experience the Stage of Minamiza

April 24 (Thu) - April 29 (Tue), 2014 Kyoto

Experience the Stage of Minamiza -Experience the stage mechanisms of Kabuki, "Hanamichi", "Seri", and "Mawari-butrai", in Minamiza-

Area:Kyoto

May kabuki

May 1 (Thu) - May 25 (Sun), 2014 Tokyo

May Kabuki Program at Kabukiza Theatre

Area:Tokyo

May kabuki

May 11 (Sun) - May 17 (Sat), 2014 Kyoto

Kabuki performance for beginners at Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre

Area:Kyoto

June kabuki

June 1 (Sun) - June 25 (Wed), 2014 Tokyo

June Kabuki Program at Kabukiza Theatre

Area:Tokyo

June kabuki

June 6 (Fri) - June 28 (Sat), 2014 Tokyo

Shibuya Cocoon Kabuki XIV "SANNIN KICHISA" at THEATER COCOON

Area:Tokyo

June performance

June 5 (Thu) - June 11 (Wed), 2014 Kyoto

Bando Tamasaburo Special Dance Performance : Kumi Odori and Ryukyuan Dance at Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre

Area:Kyoto

June performance

June 15 (Sun) - June 21 (Sat), 2014 Kyoto

Bando Tamasaburo Special Dance Performance : Three Jiutamai Pieces at Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre

Area:Kyoto

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| vol.1 Don't understand Japanese?

vol.1 Don't understand Japanese?

Don't worry! You can get the English Earphone Guide (at selected theatres.) This service is easy to use and will provide information in English during the performance. In addition to the dialogue and lyrics, there is explanation about the stories, music, dance, properties and other aspects of Kabuki that may be difficult for non-Japanese visitors to understand. Comments are carefully timed to coincide with the action on stage.

*Please note that the English Earphone Guide may not be available at some performances or theatres. In such cases, there will be English programs available that explain the plays, so please ask at the theatre.

vol.2 Shouts from the Audience

You might be startled by shouts from the audience seats during the performance! Kabuki is a popular entertainment and the actors and audience become very close. To prove it, some audience members shout out during the plays or dances as applause and encouragement to the actors. This traditional practice, called kakegoe, adds a lot to the atmosphere. It stimulates both the actors and the rest of the spectators and can make for a thrilling experience!