Kabuki Boy character jug produced in Japan by Sigma The Tastesetter of Garden City, New York, circa 1990. Kabuki is a classical form of Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for its heavily-stylized performances, the often-glamorous costumes worn by performers, and for the elaborate kumadori make-up worn by some of its performers. Kabuki is thought to have originated in the very early Edo period, when founder Izumo no Okuni formed a female dance troupe who performed dances and light sketches in Kyoto. The art form later developed into its present all-male theatrical form after women were banned from performing in kabuki theatre in 1629. Kabuki developed throughout the late 17th century and reached its zenith in the mid-18th century. This Kabuki Boy is one of a family of performers.
Kabuki Family Series