8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan
Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!
YTG Presents: The Full Gamut
This double-bill of physical theater in Yokohama offers both comic clowning and silent reflection.
The 'Capital Dragon' of Dance & Theater
Kyoto's very own 'Dinosaur House' has been teaching and presenting dance, movement and physical theater since 1997.
Dance as a Camera on Life
For more than 40 years, Kei Takei has been redefining dance in both the U.S. and Japan.
Sakura: A New Non-Verbal Musical Show in Tokyo
Non-verbal shows have proven to be a huge hit in Korea, attracting audiences of international visitors and even going on worldwide tours. Now Meijiza is bringing this accessible musical style to Tokyo!
Something Wicked to Tokyo Comes
Japan’s oldest, largest English-language theater company retells the timeless tale of a man brought low by his lust for power.
Delight Your Taste Buds with a Kabuki Drink
This Tully’s Coffee shop located in the Kabukiza Theater serves a menu item with a kabuki twist!
5 Fundamental Kabuki Plays
Kabuki is a traditional form of theater that has been around for over 400 years. Get to know this ancient art, which is a lot more understandable and accessible than you might think!
Autumn is for the Arts in Japan
As the heat and humidity drop and the leaves start to change color in Japan, there’s almost poetry in the air. Autumn is the season of the arts!
The Dresser in Tokyo
Even in Tokyo, you can savor the bleak humor of a classic play dissecting the fading days of a touring British theater troupe.
How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine
Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!
The Oldest Extant Wooden Theater in Japan
Come with us on a journey to Akita Prefecture to see an incredible wooden theater, the oldest one in existence in Japan.
All About Kangeki Theatre
Created in 2014, Kangeki Theatre (stylized Kan劇) is just one of the theater groups bringing quality multicultural shows to Nagoya. We talked to one of the founders to learn more about the group and the state of English-language theater in central Japan.
Now Serving: Hot Autumn Performances
If you think the only thing delectable in Japan is the rich cuisine, you're missing a lot. There's a vast menu of performances to enjoy in Tokyo in the early days of autumn—served hot, even as summer ends.
Tour Reconstructed Kabukiza Without a Ticket
Kabukiza reopened in 2013 after three years of reconstruction and renovation, but the newly opened theater has been turned into a place that anyone can enjoy.
Hanazono Remixes Traditional Japanese Music
Audiences may not know what to expect when Naomichi Hanazono appears on stage. Dressed in garb inspired by traditional Japanese garments, he could have stepped out of a kabuki play. Then Western pop music starts up, and Hanazono springs into action!
Unmasking the World of Kabuki
Thanks to kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa XI, the public can now get a special look at what goes on behind the scenes.
Bringing Japanese Performing Arts to Europe
Would traditional Japanese comic storytelling work in Edinburgh? Believe it or not, it does!
A Guilty Noodle in the West End
If you're in the West End on Friday, September 2, check out this crazy mix of comedy and martial arts!
All About the Yokohama Theatre Group
Founded in 1900, this theater group is about being part of the Yokohama community.