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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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Izushi also has Eirakukan (永楽館), the Kansai Region's oldest kabuki theater built in 1901. It closed in 1964 due to the spread of television and other diversions.Years later, the theater was renovated and reopened in 2008. The theater puts on performances occasionally.
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Eirakukan (永楽館), the Kansai Region's oldest kabuki theater built in 1901. Toward the left was the theater's front entrance that is not used anymore because of the road right in front. They now use a side entrance.
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The theater's original front entrance that is not used anymore because of the road right in front. They now use a side entrance.
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Theater entrance on the side. The theater is a short walk from the Izushi bus stop and Izushi Castle.
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You have to take off your shoes.
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Theater lobby.
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Theater lobby.
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Inside Eirakukan. You can freely tour inside the theater. Very impressive and rare glimpse of a Meiji Period theater. That's the hanamichi on the left. You can walk on it too.
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The hanamichi on the left. You can walk on it too.
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The hanamichi on the left. You can walk on it too and feel like a kabuki actor...
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Eirakukan Theater in Izushi, Toyooka, Hyogo.
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Stage as seen from the back row.
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Side seats.
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Advertising posters on the walls.
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Very retro.
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The revolving stage (mawari-butai). Above the stage in the back are dressing rooms for the performers. Normally hidden by a curtain.
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Eirakukan's rotating kabuki stage.
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Rotating kabuki stage.
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View from the stage.
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Stage curtains.
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Booth for instrument players.
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Inside a booth for instrument players.
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Backstage has the dressing rooms for actors. Normally hidden by a curtain.
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Dressing room.
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Dressing room.
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Dressing room.
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Dressing room.
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Bathtub for actors.
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Go downstairs to the basement too.
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You can also go underneath the stage and see the revolving stage. It's rotated by hand. Wow neat, how often can you see something like this?
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They turn the rotating stage by hand.
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Stage wheels on a rail.
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Basement passage to the other end of the theater.
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Other stairway.
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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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