Few weeks back, Jane and I went to watch a Kabuki play @ Kabuki-za at Ginza.
The interesting part about Kabuki is that all actors are male, even those playing female roles. They are called onnagata.
Our play was about a married man who fell in love with a maikko (apprentice geisha). Both of them planned to commit suicide together because they couldn’t be together. The entire story was about how the brother of the man persuades the maikko not to commit suicide with his brother.
It cost us 900 yen per person which entitled us to the 4th floor seating. No elevator. ARGH
The stage was quite awesome. They had a house with a part of its wall removed so that we can see inside the house.
As soon as the show started, Jane and I both fell asleep.
The play was quite boring. The story was draggy and slow. But Jane said that we chose the wrong play, there are much better plays.
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I never even watch my own race’s chinese opera….dunno if i will bother with Kabuki. Haha.
wolfx: I know the only place u want to go in Japan is Akihabara, you otaku.
i won’t wanna watch it if they don’t have subtitles!
900 Yen for a nap, accompanied by Kabuki play music… Thats an experience to aim for… Lol
Xes: Not true. I wanna visit the Kansai (not kanasai) areas too. 😛
i heard chikuyo is a good place.. :X for ushka ushka!
ogh so bad meh..was it that bad? how long did it lasted..am thinking of goin for a show next wk..u’re scaring me..what do recommend me to watch?? are there comedies??
textined: ummm i think it went on for 1 1/2 hours!jane said most of the plays are good. the one we went was exceptionally boring though. just go for any plays other than the one i mentioned la. comedies..there’s one traditional comedy house where this comedian sits infront of the stage and tells jokes. need translation though.
honfaai: whre is chikuyo?
wolfx: to check out the… ? (fill in the blanks)
Ben: you can get an audio device translator. but need to pay deposits of 1000yen
har? how does that work??
does it translate into terrible Janglish?
sooo desu kaaa…THANX!