Chapter 7 Page 7


Are you a fan of kabuki theatre? According to the British Museum, Kabuki, the popular theatre of Japan, has captured the hearts and minds of audiences from its appearance at the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present day. Plays range from realistic tragic dramas to fantastic adventure stories. Music and dance are skilfully employed, bringing to life characters from the Japanese past, both real and imaginary. Impressive costumes and make-up, and startling stage effects add to the drama.

A love story that affects one’s career in life


Drawn into the exciting world of kabuki theatre, young Akari spends her time after school assisting the famous actor, Shonosuke Ichimura. In the real world, however, this prince of kabuki is actually a high school cutie named Ryusei. The pair’s relationship gets off on the wrong foot but eventually, with the help of a cat known as Mr. Ken, the two teenagers fall in love.




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