Invitation to Kabuki - Guidance for Kabuki appreciation
History of Kabuki
 
The history of Kabuki extends for about 400 years. Historical events relating to Kabuki are introduced here.
 
Birth of Kabuk i- Izumo no Okuni From Onna-kabuki to Wakashu-kabuki Development of Yaro-kabuki Establishment of Aragoto - Ichikawa Danjuro 1st Establishment of Wagoto - Sakata Tojuro 1st Popularization of Gidayu-kyogen Development of Shosagoto - Nakamura Tomijuro 1st and Nakamura Nakazo 1st Tsuruya Namboku era - Matsumoto Koshiro 5th and Iwai Hanshiro 5th Establishment of Kabuki-juhachiban Birth of Saruwaka-machi Remarkable activity of Kawatake Mokuami - from last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate into Meiji Modernization of Kabuki Popularization of Shin-kabuki Inheritance of classical Kabuki Kabuki after WWII - revival to prosperity Kabuki at present