The new Kabukiza theater in Tokyo was shown to the media on Sunday. Reporters saw the stage equipment, dressing rooms and the rehearsal space.
The stage is still the same size. The theater has an extra lift that is large enough to carry the Kabuki actors and props for scenery changes.
Newcomers to Kabuki can use a tablet computer to read the actors’ lines and background information about the plays.
A group of Kabuki actors will parade through Ginza’s main street on Wednesday. The new Kabukiza will officially open on April 2nd.