Minamiza is the theater that holds the longest history in Japan. Where kabuki origins here at Shijo-Kawahara, Kyoto, 1603. Minamiza Theater began at this prosper place. Kabuki performance that over 400 years often take place at Minamiza. In 1991, the chairman of Shochiku Co. Takeomi Nagayama decided to renew the interior and facilities of Minamiza Theather, but at the same time keep its old appearance that suits Kyoto. The reform was accomplished in November of the year.
Minamiza has been recognized as the Designated Cultural Property of Japan, as well as [Historic Designed Building]. To improve the earthquake-resistant of the building, it has been closed in 2016 for the construction. And re-open in autumn, 2018.
Minamiza Theater located at Kyoto, the so-called international culture city of Japan. As the theater that has the longest history, Minamiza will continue to pass on the [traditional art], and at the same time, combine with the modern entertainment. Spread the culture all over the world through the newly born Minamiza.