Mar. 7Japan's Historic Kabuki Theaters
Several old theater buildings around Japan give a feeling of what it was like to see kabuki in the Edo period. Experience these performances from up close.
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Feb. 7Kabuki & Ukiyo-e
What's the link between ukiyo-e art and kabuki? Many famous prints are of kabuki actors and were sold to fans. They're key documentation of staging and costumes. Explore this fascinating relationship.
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Jan. 3The Peerless Chikamatsu Monzaemon
The universal plays of Chikamatsu Monzaemon were written 300 years ago yet are still used in movies and TV today. Kabuki actor Nakamura Kazutaro explores his genius.
DigestThe Peerless Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Sep. 6Powerful Aragoto Heroes
The strong, manly aragoto style of kabuki acting and plays is our focus this week. Join kabuki actor Kataoka Ainosuke and our guide Nakamura Kazutaro as they examine its history and try out some aragoto moves in the studio!
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    Jun. 7Onnagata Props
    Explore some of the props used by onnagata, kabuki actors who play female roles. A props expert joins actor Nakamura Kazutaro to explain how these items are made and how they're used in performance.
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    Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi – Genyadana
    May 3Imoseyama Onna Teikin (Husband and Wife Mountains)
    Explore the Japanese "Romeo and Juliet", Imoseyama Onna Teikin. Actor Nakamura Kazutaro introduces scenes from this deeply tragic romance.
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      Apr. 5The Star Dramatists of Kabuki History
      Explore 400 years of kabuki history through plays of different eras. Actor Nakamura Kazutaro introduces famous writers from each period.
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