'New' Kyoto theater promises a mighty arts boost

Dec 22, 2015

'New' Kyoto theater promises a mighty arts boost

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More than half a century since it opened in 1960 as one of Japan's first multipurpose cultural centers, and almost exactly four years after its doors last closed, the Kyoto Kaikan will be reborn transformed on Jan. 10 as the ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Sited against ...

2014: New horizons opened up in Japan's theater world

Dec 24, 2014

2014: New horizons opened up in Japan's theater world

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Looking back over the past 12 months in Japan's theater world, it's clear that one encouraging trend is a lessening of the capital's dominance. Contemporary drama in this country has long been centralized on Tokyo, where major theaters plan their programs far in advance, booking ...