The birthplace of Kabuki

Minamiza theater in Kyoto

By Susan Tumanon    - 1 min read

One of the famous landmarks in downtown Kyoto, the Minamiza Kabuki theater at Gion Shijo recently held a special exhibit featuring stage props and sounds effects props used during Kabuki plays. The exhibit fee was 500 yen. Also, there was a behind the scenes tour where visitors get to experience standing in front of the stage and walking along the runway. The 20 minute tour costs 1000 yen and is only explained in Japanese. Unfortunately, the tour is only until April 16th. The exhibit featuring the props will be on display again in November.

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Susan Tumanon

Susan Tumanon @susan.tumanon

I have always been fascinated with the Japanese culture so I pursued that fascination and came to Japan. I am finally living my dream and enjoying every moment of it. I lived in Kyoto for a year and a half and recently moved to Kanagawa. There is so much to discover in Japan. Come join me in my adventure.