Kabuki-za Theatre, Tokyo Kabuki-za Theatre, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo The Kabuki-za Theatre opened its doors in Tokyo in 1889 and it has become one of the most popular theatres in Japan attracting people from all over the world who come to see the bright costumes, elaborate make-up and wonderful music which add to the beauty of Kabuki performances. Kabuki started in the 17th century and they have not changed since then. There are still no actresses as women were banned from performing in the productions in 1645 and today it is men who carry out the their roles. There are two types of representations in this theatre, Kabuki, (jidai-mono) which are usually historical dramas and sewa-mono which are usually domestic dramas. A complete play can last hours and you can usually assist one act or a selection of acts. Tokyo guide Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.