Visit the Local Kabuki Theater

Learn about the history of the local theater “Kashimo Meijiza” that has been in operation from 1894, and visit the back of the stage. Also, you can put on Kumadori makeup, learn how to act, and actually demonstrate on stage.

・Go up on the stage of the theater and get your picture taken as the main character
・Listen to the stories of the theater continuing from 1894
・Visit a theater that has not changed since 1894, which you cannot normally enter.
・Put on the Kumadori makeup unique to Kabuki
・Learn the local Ji-Kabuki acting and actually perform it on stage
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Nakatsugawa, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Art Classes




Learn about the history of the local theater “Kashimo Meijiza” that has been in operation from 1894, and visit the back of the stage. Also, you can put on Kumadori makeup, learn how to act, and actually demonstrate on stage.

・Go up on the stage of the theater and get your picture taken as the main character
・Listen to the stories of the theater continuing from 1894
・Visit a theater that has not changed since 1894, which you cannot normally enter.
・Put on the Kumadori makeup unique to Kabuki
・Learn the local Ji-Kabuki acting and actually perform it on stage

Itinerary

Ji-Kabuki is a locally-developed Kabuki unique to the region, and Gifu Prefecture is said to be the most active with Ji-kabuki in Japan.
You will visit Kashimo Meijiza Theater, where the culture and history that the villagers have cherished and protected are still alive. Listen to the stories of the theater, go backstage, which is usually closed to visitors, learn about Kumadori makeup and acting, and then you will actually perform on the stage.
Lastly, you can sign your name on a wood board to be donated for the preservation of the theater. The experience itself will serve to protect the culture of the area.

[What’s Kumadori?]
Kumadori is the unique stage makeup worn by Kabuki actors. They say it was started for the audience to see the actors’ expressions better from their seats far away from the stage.

Stop At:

• Kashimo Meijiza Theater, 4793-2 Kashimo, Nakatsugawa 508-0421 Gifu Prefecture
• Nakatsugawa, Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu