The curtain is coming down on Kabuki-za theater

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 土曜日, 5月 1, 2010 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment
 Kabuki-za theater

Kabuki-za theater

The Kabuki-za theater, the mainstay host for the Japanese traditional performing art of Kabuki for over a century, held its last performances before closing to undergo renovation.

A series of farewell performances, entitled Kabukiza Sayonara Koen(歌舞伎座さよなら公演) has been held  from January through April 2010.

The Kabuki-za theater opened in 1889 but its original building was destroyed during World War II. The current structure, where a 16-month run of farewell performances had been staged since the start of January 2009, was opened in 1951.

The theatre’s owner Shochiku plans to take down the building in May and build a 150-meter-high, 29-story building with four sub-basement floors on the site by March 2013 at a cost of 43 billion yen (467 million dollars).

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