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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.


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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