2014年10月29日水曜日

04.Traditional performance art~Kabuki~

Today, I introduce Japanese traditional performance. Have you ever watched any of them? Actually, most Japanese, especially young people like me, seldom watch them in daily life. I have watched one of them, “Noh ()”, which is one of Japanese tradition, in my high school event to appreciate Japanese culture only once. I have less knowledge about them comparing to topics of other entries. But they are really wonderful and have long history. Therefore, I hope to learn about them through this blog entry with you. 

There is so many traditional performance art in Japanese culture. It includes singing, dancing, stage arts, crafts and “Gei-do(芸道)” which I will introduce in the one after next post. In this post, I share a traditional Japanese theater, “Kabuki(歌舞伎)” .

“Kabuki”, a theater with dancing, started in 400 years ago. It has appeared as an entertainment of the people.  The stage is showy. The most interesting thing to me is all the members in “Kabuki” is man. Their face make is so special too.



 

The theater;

                

Watching Japanese traditional performance is so exciting XD
Watching them when you get the chance too!



Video time! You can watch the first 1 minutes and feel the air of Kabuki.


2 件のコメント:

  1. When I first see all actors with their face white, I almost burst out laughing. But after watching the whole video, I can feel that they made great effort to perform. Nobody can doubt that Kabuki is a fascinating traditional performance art!

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  2. I watched the video and i was really impressed by the method that they changed their clothes at a second.
    though i can't realize what they are saying,but Kabuki is really an fantastic art.

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