See the stage in cinemas

Clockwise from top left: ‘Shunkyo Kagamijishi’, ‘Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku’, ‘Kumagai Jinya’, ‘Akoya’, ‘Aterui’, ‘San Nin Kichisa’

Kabuki Theatre in high definition on the big screen

Kabuki, with origins dating back to the 1600s, has remained steeped in tradition while constantly innovating. With gorgeous costumes, stunning makeup, and powerful dramas, Kabuki has been appreciated as the ultimate theatrical art form in Japan. It has excited and impressed people for centuries and had tremendous influence on a wide range of entertainment forms worldwide, including theatres and movies.

Live Kabuki productions, featuring some of today’s greatest Kabuki stars, are now being filmed with the high resolution cameras for screening in cinemas around the world on state-of-the-art digital projection systems and six-channel surround sound.

Close-up to the ultimate beauty and catharsis!

Shochiku is the Japanese presenter of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD