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in Shinbashi Enbujō Ginza, Japan, today a major kabuki theatre, was originally built to serve as a venue for geisha dances?
Japanese theatre have been able to identify the subjects of many ( yakusha-e actor prints, ukiyo-e pictured) down to not only the actors, roles, and the play depicted, but even the kabuki theater and month in which it was performed?
Japanese sea spirit named with red hair and a fondness for shōjō sake is featured in Noh and Kabuki plays?
, one of the most famous and successful Ichikawa Danjūrō V Kabuki actors, was briefly forced out of the theater after being accused of misappropriating funds?
kabuki actor became the first superstar of Matsunosuke Onoe Japanese cinema, appearing in over 1,000 films during the course of his 17-year career, including over 80 per year at his peak?
More interesting facts on Kabuki
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Question 1: Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as "the art of singing and dancing." These are, however, characters which do not reflect actual ateji ________.
Question 2: He is then deified, as Tenjin, ( ________ divine spirit) of scholarship, and worshipped in order to propitiate his angry spirit.
Question 3: They ultimately proved successful in this regard—on one occasion (21 April 1887), a performance was given for the ________.
Question 4: Kabuki was enlisted on the UNESCO's Third Proclamation of ________.
Question 5: Kabuki is also referenced in works of Japanese popular culture such as ________.
Question 6: Rice powder is used to create the white oshiroi base, and kumadori enhances or exaggerates facial lines to produce dramatic ________ or supernatural masks for the actors.
Question 7: The history of kabuki began in 1603 when Okuni of Izumo, possibly a miko of ________, began performing a new style of dance drama in the dry riverbeds of Kyoto.
Question 8: Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate ________ worn by some of its performers.
Question 9: In Australia, the Za Kabuki troupe at the ________ has been performing a kabuki drama each year since 1976; the single longest regular kabuki performance outside of Japan.
Question 10: Many kabuki houses were destroyed by bombing during ________, and the occupying forces briefly banned kabuki performances after the war.