Kabuki
Group 1: 8 – Czartoryski
Reporting and PowerPoint by: Joshua John S. Cabal
Kabuki is a
Japanese
traditional
theatre art that is
performed in a
stylized manner
which combines
acting, singing
and dan...
Kabuki plays
are combined
elements of Noh
Drama and
Folk Theater.
The term
Kabuki in
modern
Japanese
means:

Ka - “song”
Bu - “dance”;
ki - “skill”
Anatomy of Kabuki
Kabuki theaters
relied on the
stages, plots, and
music.
Kabuki Make-up

Kabuki is also known for its
elaborate make-up worn by
some of its performers.
Kabuki was
founded in
1603 by
Okuni, a
Shinto
priestess.
1603–1629:
Female kabuki
Izumo no Okuni was the
daughter of a blacksmith
who started out as a miko,
or a shrine maiden, at the
Izumo Shrine. She wa...
She and her troupe
of mostly women
performed dances
and comic sketches
on a temporary
stage set up in the
dry riverbed of ...
1629–1673:
Transition to yarōkabuki
Male dancers then
took over. Known
as wakashu, these
men were typically
young and
effeminate.
1673–1841:
The Golden Age
1673–1841:
The Golden Age
 Kabuki thrived
 The dances began
to have a formal
structure and
kabuki theaters
began to catc...
Many theaters were
destroyed again
during World War II
and the forces
occupying the country
banned kabuki.

World War II
The ban only lasted until 1947,
but the damage had already
been done. As Japan tried to
rebuild itself after the war, it
b...
Kabuki~
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Music kabuki

  1. 1. Kabuki Group 1: 8 – Czartoryski Reporting and PowerPoint by: Joshua John S. Cabal
  2. 2. Kabuki is a Japanese traditional theatre art that is performed in a stylized manner which combines acting, singing and dancing.
  3. 3. Kabuki plays are combined elements of Noh Drama and Folk Theater.
  4. 4. The term Kabuki in modern Japanese means: Ka - “song” Bu - “dance”; ki - “skill”
  5. 5. Anatomy of Kabuki Kabuki theaters relied on the stages, plots, and music.
  6. 6. Kabuki Make-up Kabuki is also known for its elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.
  7. 7. Kabuki was founded in 1603 by Okuni, a Shinto priestess.
  8. 8. 1603–1629: Female kabuki
  9. 9. Izumo no Okuni was the daughter of a blacksmith who started out as a miko, or a shrine maiden, at the Izumo Shrine. She was known for her beauty and her skill at performing the kagura, a sacred dance. She was therefore chosen to be sent to Kyoto to raise money for the shrine, as was the custom of the age.
  10. 10. She and her troupe of mostly women performed dances and comic sketches on a temporary stage set up in the dry riverbed of the Komagawa River in Kyoto.
  11. 11. 1629–1673: Transition to yarōkabuki
  12. 12. Male dancers then took over. Known as wakashu, these men were typically young and effeminate.
  13. 13. 1673–1841: The Golden Age
  14. 14. 1673–1841: The Golden Age  Kabuki thrived  The dances began to have a formal structure and kabuki theaters began to catch on.
  15. 15. Many theaters were destroyed again during World War II and the forces occupying the country banned kabuki. World War II
  16. 16. The ban only lasted until 1947, but the damage had already been done. As Japan tried to rebuild itself after the war, it began rejecting its “old ways” and kabuki was almost abandoned. Kabuki is continually being revitalized today. Now, the Kabuki is said to be one of Japan’s best discoveries.
  17. 17. Kabuki~
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