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Kabukiza TheatreNovember 6 ,2019

The November program at the Kabukiza Theatre has begun!

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The 'Kaomise' (literally, 'face-showing') is an annual theatre event that has continued since the 17th century. It used to be held every year to show all the actors who were going to appear on stage during the following twelve months. It is now a production featuring top-ranking actors, and has become an important event that is particularly associated with this season in people's minds. In the Matinee, there will be a humorous 'New Kabuki' play, a powerful dance and a representative of domestic plays, while in the Evening Show, there will be an elegant history play, a flowery lion dance written by a well-known playwright.

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▲From left, Bandō Kamezō, Matsumoto Kōshirō,
Bandō Hikosaburō in 'TOGITATSU NO UTARE'.

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▲From left, Onoe Shōroku, Nakamura Shikan in 'SEKISAN YAKKO'.

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▲From left, Onoe Kikugorō, Kawarasaki Gonjūrō,
Ichikawa Sadanji in 'KAMIYUI SHINZA'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kangyoku
in 'KIKUBATAKE'.

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▲From left, Matsumoto Kōshirō, Ichikawa Somegorō in 'RENJISHI'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Ganjirō, Nakamura Tokizō
in 'ICHIMATSUKOZŌ NO ONNA'.


*Pictures will be taken down after the last day of the performances.