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Maiko and geisha can often be seen in Gion.
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Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater. Ticket office is on the right. Best to buy tickets at least a few days in advance.
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The cherry dance consists of several acts each with a different dance or play.
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A hanamichi is also on the left side of the theater.
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We were right near the hanamichi where the geisha performed.
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Note that taking pictures and videos are not allowed.
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Main stage at front.
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A play
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Autumn
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Somebody had a big head...
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Miyako Odori, Kyoto
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Climax with cherry blossom motif.
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Cherry Dance, Kyoto.
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For more info, see miyako-odori.jp in English or call 075-541-3391.
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Kyoto geiko and maiko at their best for the finale.
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These dance photos were taken in April 2002. Note that taking pictures and videos of the dance are no longer allowed.
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Higashi Ginza Station is closest to Higashi Ginza, home of the Kabuki-za Theater, Japan's most famous kabuki theater.
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The Kabuki-za Theater looks like traditional building surrounded by modern buildings.
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The Kabuki-za Theater was rebuilt in March 2013 with a design almost identical to the previous theater. The biggest difference is the tall skyscraper integrated with theater.
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Front entrance to Kabuki-za Theater.
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Crowd come for the newly rebuilt Kabuki-za Theater's first New Year's performance in Jan. 2014.
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Kadomatsu pine New Year's decorations at Kabuki-za Theater in Jan. 2014.
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Kabuki-za Theater ticker booth and entrance for 4th floor (cheap seats).
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Kabuki-za Theater ticket booth.
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How to buy Kabuki-za Theater tickets.
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Kabuki plays for Jan. 2014.
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Entrance to 4th floor to see individual acts.
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Inside Kabuki-za Theater. From the cheap seats, you cannot see the hanamichi.
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Corner of the Kabuki-za Theater has a small Shinto shrine and torii.
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Shinto shrine at Kabuki-za Theater.
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Roof of Kabuki-za Theater
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Roof of Kabuki-za Theater
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Kabukiza Tower is embedded toward the rear of the theater.
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Kabuki-za's rooftop garden is open to the public.
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Kabuki-za also has a museum open to the public. This room shows pictures and scale models of previous Kabuki-za theaters.
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Previous Kabuki-za Theater at night before it was torn down to build the new theater.
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The new Kabuki-za under construction in 2012.
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National Bunraku Puppet Theater. Bunraku is over 370 years old, even older than kabuki.
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Inside National Bunraku Puppet Theater. Photography is not allowed during the plays. Bunraku puppets can perform feats which human actors cannot. This can make it interesting. Bring binoculars though.
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National Bunraku Puppet Theater Museum
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National Bunraku Puppet Theater at night.
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Old porn theater in Yokosuka. Pretty amazing to see one these days, in the age of DVD/video rentals and Internet. It's almost a cultural icon.
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