NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Dance Henge Buyo (2020)

NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Dance: Henge Buyo (2020)
English | Size: 366 MB
Category: Documentary

Kataoka Ainosuke explores the fantastic play, "The Dance of the Earth Spider," where one actor switches between 5 different roles. [Read more…]

NHK Kabuki Kool – Tragic Hero Yoshitsune (2020)

NHK Kabuki Kool – Tragic Hero Yoshitsune (2020)
English | Size: 543 MB
Category: Documentary

The historic figure of Minamoto no Yoshitsune has been immortalized in many kabuki plays as a child, a skilled warrior, and a tragic hero. Explore with actor Kataoka Ainosuke. [Read more…]

NHK Kabuki Kool – Osome’s Seven Roles (2020)

NHK Kabuki Kool – Osome’s Seven Roles (2020)
English | Size: 467 MiB
Category: Documentary

Osome’s Seven Roles" is a tour de force where seven parts, male and female, young and old are played by a single onnagata actor. Our guest Nakamura Kazutaro will tell us all about it. [Read more…]

NHK Kabuki Kool – Powerful Aragoto Heroes (2017)

NHK Kabuki Kool – Powerful Aragoto Heroes (2017)
English | Size: 518 MB
Category: Documentary

The strong, manly aragoto style of kabuki acting and plays is our focus this week. Kataoka Ainosuke and Nakamura Kazutaro examine its history and try out some aragoto moves in the studio! [Read more…]

NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Costumes (2019)

NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Costumes (2019)
English | Size: 597 MB
Category: Documentary

Pattern, color, design, and tradition all play a role in creating kabuki characters. Expert Takahiro Ebisawa joins actor Kataoka Ainosuke to explore the fascinating world of costuming. [Read more…]

NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Villains (2019) 720p HDTV

NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Villains (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 526 MB
Category: Documentary

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Every hero needs a good villain, and kabuki has everything from ambitious schemers to vile seducers, and even the odd comic villain. Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores the roles’ appeal. [Read more…]