“Oneri”, walking parade of Kabuki stars in Ginza

By TERRY - Last updated: 日曜日, 3月 31, 2013 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

On this March 27th, about 60 Kabuki stars joined a special event of  celebrating the grand opening of  the newly rebuilt Kabukiza (the main Kabuki theater in Higashi Ginza)planned to open on coming April 2nd in Ginza, Tokyo.

The event was called “Oneri”, which was a walking parade on the main street for about one hour 10:00-11:00. Tojuro Sakata, president of Japan Actors’ Association as well as a versed Kabuki actor made an opening speech, “A new chapter in the  history of the 400- year old  Kabuki  is about to me marked. We sincerely ask you to support Kabuki and the new Kabukiza. “. Junichi Sakomoto, president of Shochiku that facilitate kabuki shows gave a sign to start the parade and  banners were hung and  kabuki actors such as  Tokizo Nakamura, Ennosuke Ichikawa, Ebizo Ichikawa, Kankuro Nakamura, Schinosuke Nakamura, and other  popular Kabuki stars showed up, clad in traditional  Japanese clothing of  Montsuki-hakama,  and joined the parade, led by Japanese style acrobats.  They waved their hands to excited spectators of about 20,000 and walked about 400m there.



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