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Danjuro Exhibition Talk V

17th century Japan gave birth to many exciting new art forms, including Kabuki Theatre and a woodblock print art known as ukiyo-e. Kabuki’s expressive acting styles and bold, colorful costumes and makeup provided wonderful subject matter for ukiyo-e prints. Between … Continue reading →

Danjuro Exhibition Talk IV

SUKEROKU 歌舞伎十八番の内『助六』 Talk and DVD presentation by Toshi Aoyagi

Danjuro Exhibition Talk III

Akira Kurosawa’s KANJINCHŌ “The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail” (1945) 59 min. Based on “Kanjinchō” Kabuki play -Tora no O wo fumu Otokotachi-『虎の尾を踏む男達』 黒沢明監督、大河内伝次郎、榎本健一 Talk and DVD presentation by Toshi Aoyagi When the end of World War II … Continue reading →

Danjuro Exhibition Talk II

KANJINCHŌ The Subscription Scroll 歌舞伎十八番の内『勧進帳』 Talk and DVD presentation by Toshi Aoyagi One of the most popular, frequently performed Kabuki plays, KANJINCHŌis based on the story of the flight of the accused former hero Yoshitsune as he attempted to pass … Continue reading →

Danjuro Exhibition Talk I

ARAGOTO, Family Traditions of Ichikawa Clan SHIBARAKU, YA-NO-NE (Arrow Sharpening) KENUKI (The Tweezers) 市川宗家の藝: 荒事『暫』『矢の根』『毛抜』 Talk and DVD presentation by Toshi Aoyagi The Ichikawa family has been positioned as central to the Kabuki world, in particular in Edo (Tokyo) style … Continue reading →