OSAKA (Kyodo) A temporary kabuki theater for the troupe led by actor Nakamura Kanzaburo was opened to the media for a preview Thursday at Osaka Castle Park.

Since 2000, Kanzaburo’s group has regularly held performances in New York and Tokyo’s Asakusa district. The group is now ready to hold its first Osaka shows in eight years, with performances planned from Sunday through Nov. 26.

“We’ve come back to Osaka, which we really love, for the first time in a long time. We will do our best,” Kanzaburo said in a speech from the stage of the 830-seat theater.

No English subtitles or interpretation will be available, organizers said.

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