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Kabuki is a traditional form of Japanese theater. It makes use of extravagant costumes, mask-like makeup, and exaggerated postures and gestures. The illustrations to the right show a contemporary actor and a 19th-century performer playing warriors. Although kabuki was created by a woman, all roles, both male and female, are performed by men. Kabuki plays are about grand historical events or the everyday life of people in Tokugawa Japan. For 400 years, kabuki has provided entertainment for the Japanese people. And more recently, kabuki has been performed for audiences around the world, including the United States. Major centers for kabuki theater in Japan are Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Kabuki Theater

Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama.

"Kabuki" in its original writing in Japanese consists of three characters - 歌舞伎, where the symbols 歌舞 (Cabo) denote the phrase "song and dance" and the symbol 伎 - "skill."

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