Gala time for kabuki icon Sakata Tojuro IV

Aug 20, 2014

Gala time for kabuki icon Sakata Tojuro IV

by Rei Sasaguchi

The eighth annual instalment of NHK Enterprises’ Gei-no-Shinzui (Essence of Art) summer kabuki gala, to be staged August 22 at the National Theatre in Tokyo, will star Living National Treasure Sakata Tojuro IV, one of those rare actors as famed for his portrayals of ...

Tears shed for puppets in the City of Love

Oct 23, 2013

Tears shed for puppets in the City of Love

by Bronwyn Mahoney

Japanese photographer/artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is inescapable in Paris just now, with posters all over the Metro for his “Accelerated Buddha” exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and “Sugimoto Bunraku: Sonezaki Shinju” (“The Love Suicides at Sonezaki”) at the Théâtre de la Ville ...