Watch Gifu Prefecture’s ‘Jikabuki’ Local Kabuki Theatre Plays On YouTube

07.December.2020 | MOVIE

As part of this year’s Gifu, Land of Clear Waters Ji-Kabuki All-Star Performance 2020, Gifu Prefecture has posted a special commentary video over on the official YouTube channel of Gifu Seiryu Bunka Plaza which combines footage from two local kabuki plays held this year.

 

The local kabuki of Gifu

Japan is home to 200 jikabuki, or ‘local kabuki,’ preservation organisations, 30 of which can be found in Gifu Prefecture. Gifu is one of the most active regions for jikabuki in the whole of Japan. The prefecture also has 9 historical shibai-goyas, or playhouses, some of which are over 100 years old.

 

Gifu, Land of Clear Waters Ji-Kabuki All-Star Performance 2020

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_NJKW7JOicMjhzfqBC1hQ 

 

Gifu Seiryu Bunka Plaza made the decision to postpone the 11 jikabuki performances that were scheduled to take place January to July 2020 this year. They are being rescheduled for 2021, so for now people can enjoy the content over on their official YouTube channel.

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    Webpage: https://ssl.honjinhiranoya.com/guestroom/jr_ao.html

     

     

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    ■Information

    Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

    Address: Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture

    TEL: 0577-34-1234

    Website: https://ssl.honjinhiranoya.com

     

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