Thursday, July 17, 2008



Event: Kabuki Appreciation Class 歌舞伎鑑賞教室
Title: Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (義経千本桜)
Venue: Japan National Theatre.

Watch the curtain opening, stage spinning, and fox jumping. And me sounding like a village girl. (Come to think of it, actually I do came from village)

The story is something about A sakura tree... and a drum on the sakura Tree. About all the man dress in women dresses, trying to walk gracefully and speak graciously like women. Aweful, tortured for 1 hours hearing he/she speak.

Watch the video showing the actor trying to save the tied up "women".

Story also something about Man1, Man 2 and 2 Extras. No idea.....

Watch Man2 making his Grand Entrance.

All I do know, the fella in the frame below is not related to the Sakura tree, Man1, Man 2 and the Drum. He is just pissed off with the stick he holding.

First time Kabuki. Probably the last time too.

1 comment:

Anthony S. said...

Pretty haunting there