I enjoyed Kabuki today!
Every year “The New Year Kabuki” is performed in January.
That’s very flamboyantly and dynamic more than usual. So I always go to Kabuki in January.
It was performed “Ishikawa Goemon” in this year.
Ishikawa Goemon (石川 五右衛門?, 1558 – October 8, 1594) was a semi-legendary Japanese outlaw hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor. Goemon is notable for being boiled alive along with his son in public after a failed assassination attempt on the civil war-era warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. His legend continues to live on, often with greatly exaggerated ninja skills, in contemporary Japanese popular culture.
Ishikawa Goemon actually existed, but this stage is a work of fiction.
The stage was marvelous spectacular suitable for the New Year.
Ichikawa Ebizo and Kataoka Takataro danced (which Kanjyuro Fujima made that choreography) was very fascinating.
Ishikawa Goemon Wikipedia URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishikawa_Goemon