02 Japanese Culture

Kabuki 歌舞伎

It is said that Kabuki was created by Izumo no Okuni, a woman who was active from the latter half of the 16th century to the beginning of the 17th century, and became popular in Kyoto. Kabuki dance was regulated by the Shogunate, and females and young men were prohibited from performing on stage. After that, Kabuki dance declined for a while, but it developed greatly in the Edo period due to more sophisticated stories and ingenuity of stage equipment. Today, it is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as a stage performing art that represents Japan.


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