An audience watches a dance performance at a Japanese theater in Japan.
Japan Date:1939 Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
"Kabuki-Za" Theater (specialized in Japanese traditional kabukis) in Ginza Higashi, Kyobashi-Ward (current Chuo-Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Japanese crowd arrive at "Kabuki-Za" Theater. Japanese women wearing kimono look at wall paintings (kabuki posters). In the backstage, Ichikawa Danjyuro XI (famous kabuki performer,1909-1965) is reading play scripts of today's musical program called "Kagami-zishi" and a female impersonator (Danjyuro XI) is getting ready in front of the mirror. The stage curtain rises. The audience seated. Singers with traditional kabuki band starts playing and singing kabuki music on the stage. Danjyuro XI performs a kabuki dance as a female impersonator . Kabuki perfomers (consist of only males) dressed in costumes perform dance.
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