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otherDecember 25 ,2020

Highlights from 'Kabuki for Beginners' to be streamed on YouTube!


From December 25th, you can watch highlights of the educational video program 'Kabuki for Beginners' on Shochiku's YouTube channel.

During these difficult times in which live events are not possible, this video has been planned and produced by Shochiku Co., Ltd. in order to introduce people to the charm of kabuki and the traditional Japanese performing arts. The project was commissioned by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

It is an introduction aimed at kabuki beginners as well as those who just want to know more about kabuki. It was filmed at Kyoto's Minamiza Theatre, the oldest surviving kabuki theatre located in the birthplace of kabuki.
You can learn about stage mechanisms, watch how the actors prepare for the stage, or enjoy a view of the auditorium from the stage that was filmed using a drone.

The full version of this video will be widely distributed on DVDs from next spring.
Prior to the release of the full video, please enjoy and share this video on our YouTube channel!

*All contents include English subtitles.