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Experience the captivating magic of kabuki, one of Japan’s most cherished traditional performing arts, at the grand Kabuki-za Theater in Ginza. Initially performed by women in the 16th and 17th centuries, kabuki was later banned for its provocative nature. Today, female roles are still played by men.

Step inside the newly renovated theater, now connected to the modern Kabuki-za Tower, and discover the art of kabuki like never before. The renovation included the removal of pillars on the first floor, increasing seating capacity and providing audio-visual guides for first-time visitors.

One of the most striking elements of kabuki are the actors’ full-face makeup (kumadori) and elaborate costumes, making for a physically expressive and heavily stylized performance. Kabuki plays are based on traditional texts and literature, depicting tales of the glory of the ruling samurai class or the lives of everyday people.

Conveniently located and directly connected to Higashi-ginza Station, the Kabuki-za Theater offers a comprehensive cultural immersion experience, with interactive exhibits, diverse shopping options and the opportunity to discover the beauty of kabuki. It’s the perfect destination for those looking to delve into Japan’s rich culture.

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