Kabuki is a
and drama play
costumes, eyecatching makeup,
wigs to convey the
Known as “the art of
around the year 1600 by
a woman named Okuni who
preformed alone on riverbanks.
Then her audience grew rapidly.
Still preformed today, Kabuki
continues to be a form of
entertainment enjoyed by many.
Anatomy of Kabuki
Kabuki theaters relied on the
stages, plots, and music.
Music was used to set the mood
of the play and it also helped
emphasize important points in the
The actors were trained to take
their cues not from a stage
director but from the music so
listening to the music allowed
them know when it was their turn
to take the stage.
discusses how Kabuki is
related to cinema
through the usage of
elaborate art dose not
use dialogue, they do
explains their emotions
during the play as well
as their singing
Kabuki Theater is known for the style
of its drama and for the elaborate
makeup worn by some of its
Makeup helps provide an element of
style that is easily recognizable.
How makeup is applied:
-rice powder is used to create
the white base for the
characteristic stage makeup
-Kumadori: helps enhances
and exaggerates facial lines
to produce dramatic animal
or supernatural masks.
-Based on the meaning on
the colors on the next slide,
you can go about painting it
however you want for the
makeup is applied, colors and lines help
lines are used to indicate passion, heroism,
righteousness and other positive traits.
Black or Blue indicates villain, jealously, and other
Green lines indicate supernatural
Purple lines indicate nobility
Costumes tend to be extravagant, colorful
costumes are unique and different
Usually made of silk and embroidered
4 main parts of a dress is: outer clothing, inner
clothing, lower garments, and headdresses
hit comedy TV show, “Everybody
7, 5 syllables
stars in the sky
Side by side with the moonlight
What a lovely sight!
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