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Kabuki was started by a woman, Izumo no Okuni, who performed in the dry river bed in Kyoto in 1603. It was very popular, especially because many of the stories and dance moves were about sex. Many of the women performers were probably prostitutes. Women were banned from performing in Kabuki plays in 1629 because it was thought to disturb ...…

Kabuki: Where Are the Women? JAPAN Forward

Jan 13, 2018 · But unlike other Japanese theater forms, Kabuki chose to ignore the new freedom. Many will ask why such an antiquated practice continues. To do so, however, is to misunderstand. It shows a lack of appreciation for what is, in its own right, a great art form. Actors who play female roles in Kabuki are called onnagata.…