Super Kabuki 'spells fun'

Mar 12, 2014

Super Kabuki 'spells fun'

by Natsume Date

Just like the many native English-speakers who have difficulty understanding the language and classical references in the works of William Shakespeare, so Japanese people generally feel a sense of distance from kabuki, as though it were a foreign language. However, Ennosuke Ichikawa III, who ...

Show marks award of kabuki star's new name

Dec 18, 2013

Show marks award of kabuki star's new name

by Mika Eglinton

Names matter, and in the realm of Japanese culture almost nowhere more than in kabuki, one of whose top names, Ennosuke IV, has just become artistic director of the Shunju-za theater in Kyoto. To mark this event, an exhibition titled “Ennosuke e no Kiseki” ...