The May program at the Kabukiza Theatre (Tokyo) has begun!
Every May the performances at the Kabukiza honor the famous actors Ichikawa Danjūrō IX and Onoe Kikugorō V. Actors who have succeeded to their art play their most successful roles. In the Matinee, a history play of great stylistic beauty, a play from the Kabuki Jūhachiban, the 'Eighteen Favourite Kabuki Plays' and a 'sewamono' play including an acrobatic fight scene as its highlight will be performed, while in the Evening Show there is a dance celebrating the accession to the throne of His Imperial Highness, a special play marking the debut of Onoe Ushinosuke, an important dance for onnagata (female role specialists) and a 'sewamono' play by Kawatake Mokuami. All are impressive and entertaining works.
Please see the pictures of the performances below and catch a glimpse of the show!!
*Pictures will be taken down after the last day of the performances.