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Kabuki Theater in Tokyo

By Emma, Australia, May 2012

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Kabuki is a traditional form of theater that originated in the Edo Period (1603–1867) – a relatively peaceful time in which popular culture flourished. Unlike the older and more refined Japanese Noh theater, Kabuki was popularised by the lower classes who loved it for its universal themes of love, tragedy and conflict and its outrageously flamboyant costumes.

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