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Minamiza Kabuki Theatre

Kabuki performer © lensonjapan
Kabuki performer © lensonjapan

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese dance-drama known for its stylised performance and the elaborate make-up worn by some performers. It enjoyed a golden age in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and today is the most popular style of traditional Japanese drama. While there are many wonderful places in Japan to view kabuki theatre, the Kyoto Minamiza Theatre is one of the principal venues for such performances and a major hub for the art form. The building itself is an architectural wonder, built in a traditional style in 1929, on the edge of the Geisha district of Gion.

Address: 198 Nakanomachi Yamatooji Nshi-iru, Shijo Ohashi, Higashiyama-ku

Website: www.kabuki-bito.jp/eng/top.html