Watch a male actor change into a female character right before your eyes!
In kabuki, all roles, including female ones, are played by male actors. The actors who specialize in female roles are called onnagata (女方 onnagata) and their art lies at the heart of kabuki’s aesthetics.
On March 25th, a special event to commemorate the performance of ‘Hyōen 2017’ “BASARA” will be held at the Kabukiza Gallery.
In the event, Ichikawa Emiya, one of the famous onnagata actors who will be performing in “BASARA” will show you the secrets of the onnagata’s art!
There will be a talk show about ‘Hyōen2017’ “BASARA” and after that, Ichikawa Emiya will transform into an onnagata, right before your eyes! He will put on kabuki makeup, wear the same costume he actually wore on stage last month, and show how he moves on stage! A special exhibition of the costume he will wear in “BASARA” can also be seen in the lobby.
Please don’t miss this special opportunity to see how the actors change into beautiful female characters!
[Special event of ‘HYOEN2017’”BASARA”]
Turning into an Onnagata
Date: March 25th
Time: 6:30 PM
Available on line from March 4th!
Kabukiza gallery (Direct access from Higashi Ginza Station Exit 3)
Kabukiza Tower 5F, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061