Mourners bid farewell to Kabuki master Kanzaburo

Dec 28, 2012

Mourners bid farewell to Kabuki master Kanzaburo

Mourners gathered Thursday at a Tokyo temple to bid farewell to Nakamura Kanzaburo, the late kabuki master whose talent as an actor and producer helped broaden the popularity of the traditional Japanese performing art. The funeral for Kanzaburo, who died Dec. 5 at age ...

Kabuki going strong, 400 years on

| Dec 28, 2010

Kabuki going strong, 400 years on

by Alex Martin

The media frenzy over kabuki star Ichikawa Ebizo’s drunken midnight brawl in Tokyo last month may be a testament to how, 400 years after its birth, the genre remains a highly popular form of entertainment integral to Japanese culture. Despite Japan’s radical transition from ...

Kabuki mecca's days numbered

Oct 23, 2008

Kabuki mecca's days numbered

by Reiji Yoshida

The Kabukiza Theatre, a Tokyo landmark and the mecca of the traditional performance art, will soon vanish to be replaced by a new office-theater complex despite pleas from architects to preserve the building. Shochiku Co. announced this week it will end kabuki performances at ...

Young actors keep kabuki flourishing

Mar 2, 2006

Young actors keep kabuki flourishing

by Janice Tang

Shinosuke Nakamura and his friend, Kyoju Nakamura, walk into a cafe near the Kabukiza Theater in Tokyo in jeans and stylish jackets, just like any other young men in their 20s. But when they return to work, they are serious kabuki actors dressed in ...