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KABUKI: A Revolution in Color and Design

July 29-September 3, 2017
Pavilion Gallery & Tanabe Gallery
Regular Garden Hours
Included with Garden Admission

This summer will bring an exhilarating, new direction to the Art in the Garden series when the Garden explores Japan’s most flamboyant and fanciful performance art through 10 elaborate costumes in the exhibition KABUKI: A Revolution in Color and Design.

The Kabuki stage provides exciting entertainment with music and dance performed by famous actors, who were the wildly popular celebrities of their day. Their brilliantly hand-painted and lavishly embroidered silk costumes exploded on stage in a riot of color. There will be performances by Mr. Nakamura Umemaru, a young actor who plays onnagata female roles, and costumes presented by costume master Mr. Tsuji Masao.