Traditional performing arts - Drama, comedy, puppet, song & dance
Kabuki is the most popular traditional performing art of Japan in Tokyo. The actors wear the showy costume with conspicuous make-ups, perform excellent dancing and singing on a special stage. There are several theaters in Toyo, but the most famous one is Kabuki-za near Ginza. Another popular one is Bunraku, a puppet theater. Each puppet is operated by 2 or 3 puppeteers so its move is excellent. You can see it in the National Theater.
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Noh and Kyogen are both performed on the Noh stage. Noh is so sophisticated and conceptual that it is sometimes difficult to understand even for Japanese. The actor wears a mask on his face but expresses various feelings with the only one mask. On the other hand, Kyogen is a comedy and much friendly. Originally it is an interlude for Noh programs, but recently it is played independently. It can be a good idea to see Kyogen if tickets are available. They are often played at National Theatre or Noh stages at various places.