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Though Kabuki was created by a woman, since early on all roles have
taken by men. Men who play the roles of women are referred to as
female role specialists. Ichimura Manjiro , an actor who actively participates in
this page, is an "onnagata".
Kabuki plays and dances may be about grand historical events or the
everyday life of people in the Edo period (1600-1868). For each play,
though, the sets, music, costumes and other factors combine to create the
fantastic world of Kabuki. We hope you enjoy exploring this page.
connects you to the exciting world of Kabuki. This page will be frequently
updated with video of recent plays and illustrations.
Listen to the instruments used in Kabuki or to the voice of an enthusiastic
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"Onnagata" transforms himself into a beautiful woman.
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