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The picture is Bando Tamasaburo, who is one of the Kabuki super stars.
Tamasaburo is a man, but he is said to be much more feminine than women, which can’t be denied by anyone. I found an article of his Jiutamai dance to be danced at the Minamiza theater in Kyoto. Minamiza is the oldest theater in Japan. Jiutamai is one style of Nihonbuyo (Japanese dance) whoes character is very small number of and very slow movements that distinguish good and bad dancers easily and only a few dancers can move the audience. Otherwise, it will be the best sleeping pill. Tamasaburo is definitely the best dancer I have ever seen!

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This is inside the theater.
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This is the entrance of the theater.
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This is the exterior appearance.
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I have gone to the theater “Shinbashi-Enbujou” to see the dance-show of Shinbashi geishas. This show has a history of 90 years.
Shinbashi is a place name, where there have been first class geishas since the medieval era.
We are not allowed to take photos of their performances on stage but I hope I can convey to you some atmosphere about this show.

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Geishas are walking around the lobby during the break and willing to join photos when asked.

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They also make tea in front of us according to a formal manner of tea ceremony.

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Next to the theater there is one of the three prominent Ryoteis (Japanese restaurant), “Kanetanaka”. Geishas will be indispensable at the parties held here by rich people.

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