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Facing East: Kabuki in Honor of Japan Spring

The art of Kabuki in honor of Japan Spring; photo by H. Wicaksono

In honor of Japan Spring, traditional dance master Bando Kotoji demonstrates and discusses scenes from famous kabuki plays including “Yoshino-yama,” set on a famous Japanese mountain known for its cherry blossoms.The intricate art of kabuki involves costume, makeup, postures, and movement all supported by live music for shamisen, chanter, and percussion.


Howard Kaplan

Howard Kaplan

Howard Kaplan is museum writer at the Freer|Sackler.

5 thoughts on “Facing East: Kabuki in Honor of Japan Spring

  1. jackie
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    I am a big fan of Kabuki. There really is nothing like the Kabuki performances anywhere in the world.

    1. Howard Kaplan Post author
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      Yes, it’s pretty amazing. Thanks for commenting on the post!

  2. Joyce at I Take Off The Mask
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    Interesting mixture of drama, creativity, music and grace!

  3. Liz
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    Gorgeous! Looks like such a fun day… I’m sorry I couldn’t make it!

    1. Howard Kaplan Post author
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      Yes, it was great, but there’s still plenty of time to catch Japan Spring fever!

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