'Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e'

Aug 2, 2016

'Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e'

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Aug. 2-Aug. 28 The game kimodameshi can be a scary way to chill your bones on a hot summer night. It involves daring a friend to venture into a supposedly haunted place and return with some kind of souvenir to prove their courage. The ...

Mar 31, 2016

Kabuki actor Kataoka ties the knot with actress Fujiwara

Actress Norika Fujiwara and Kabuki actor Kataoka Ainosuke tied the knot on Wednesday, their management agencies said, after they announced being in a relationship in August. Fujiwara and Kataoka, both 44, will hold a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday to talk about their ...

Kabuki heads for glitzy Las Vegas

Jan 19, 2016

Kabuki heads for glitzy Las Vegas

Japan’s elaborate all-male kabuki theater is heading to glitzy Las Vegas for a series of paid shows, organizers said Monday, in a bid to spread the classical Japanese art form to a global audience. Japanese film and theater company Shochiku said it would present ...

High-tech kabuki performance amazes crowd at Las Vegas venue

Aug 15, 2015

High-tech kabuki performance amazes crowd at Las Vegas venue

The traditional Japanese art form of kabuki made its debut Friday night on the Las Vegas Strip at the famed Fountains of Bellagio. Not the typical kabuki staging of the more than 400-year-old traditional art, the kabuki play “Koi-Tsukami” (“Fight With a Carp”) received ...

Kabuki actor Bando Mitsugoro X dies at 59

Feb 23, 2015

Kabuki actor Bando Mitsugoro X dies at 59

Renowned kabuki actor Bando Mitsugoro X died Saturday in a Tokyo hospital. He was 59 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Mitsugoro, born Hisashi Morita, was head of the Bando-ryu school of classical Japanese dance. He played a wide range of roles in ...

Kabuki souvenir shop to open in Narita airport

Feb 2, 2015

Kabuki souvenir shop to open in Narita airport

Narita International Airport Corp. will open a kabuki store in the airport on March 27 to promote the traditional Japanese art form. The 90-sq.-meter Kabuki Gate in Terminal One will exhibit life-size mannequins wearing kabuki costumes. Kabuki-related goods such as fans and T-shirts will ...