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Kabukiza TheatreJanuary 6 ,2020

The January program at the Kabukiza Theatre has begun!


In January the Kabukiza will welcome you with brilliant decorations typical of the New Year.
The works being performed include a story by Kawatake Mokuami filled with the atmosphere of Edo (the old name for Tokyo) which is an indirect criticism of the samurai class, a history play portraying the tragedy of a woman married to a rebel, a play in which the drunken protagonist dances, and a 20th century masterpiece by Mishima Yukio, one of Japan's most representative authors of the post-World War II era. The dances being performed include one portraying the flower-viewing banquet held by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a humorous dance-drama depicting an intoxicated manservant, as well as the brilliant and powerful "Parent and Child Lion Dance."