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Kabuki theater scene 1881

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The 47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway, 1857

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Ushiwakamaru Serenading Joruri

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One Hundred Roles of Baiko

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Ichikawa Ebizo II in Shibaraku

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Chikashig kabuki theater scene

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Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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47 Ronin, Act 5: The Yamazaki Highway

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Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III as Hanazaki

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Kabuki   歌舞 伎



Kabuki-ga Ancient Japanese Theater Engravings


Kabuki is the popular theater unlike the more aristocratic theater called Noh*, since kabuki uses elements of dance and music, as well as acting.

The way to promote kabuki theater was through Japanese engravings called kabuki-ga or Japanese theater engravings, also in its classic woodblock form.



It is known kabuki was born in 1603, when a maid of the Izumo Shrine, began to execute a new style of dramatic dance on the banks of the river Kyoto. Female interpreters performed female and male roles, representing comically deformations of everyday life.

Because in these representations they were of current events and of daily life, instead of the classic historical events, sometimes they were critical to the representatives of the government, for its popularity, to the theater Kabuki, they prohibited the action of women alleging Problems of morality, going to use only male actors.

Today we can enjoy, thanks to the ancient Japanese engravings of the multiple characterizations of some famous actors.

By this prohibition, in the theater Kabuki appear the actors with the faces painted, in contrast to the masks of the theater Noh*.


* Noh

* Noh: The classical theater in opposition to the most popular Kabuki theater during the pre-Edo period, wearing masks that in this way have become a famous art form in its own right.