Kabuki on Stage: A Solo Performance – July 29th & 30th

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Kabuki on Stage: A Solo Performance brings Kabuki star Nakamura Umemaru from Tokyo to the Portland Japanese Garden for only two nights to perform Tenaraiko, one of the most beloved dances in the Kabuki repertoire, courtesy of Shochiku Co. Ltd. in Japan.

Each night’s performance begins with young Umemaru arriving on stage without full make-up and costuming and we watch as he applies make-up, an elaborate wig, and a lavishly embroidered costume that transforms him into the onnagata role of a lovely young maiden, assisted by Kabuki actor Nakamura Umeno.

When: July 29th & 30th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Tateuchi Courtyard, Portland Japanese Garden

Tickets: Members: $45, Public: $55 (tickets go on sale for the public on July 5th)

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Portland Japanese Garden’s website.


Filed in: Past Events • Friday, June 9th, 2017

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.