Japanese Kabuki

These are screenshots of our Kabuki Theater model that were on Jon’s IPhone.

Well Known Plawrights

In Edo

  • Jisake, Sakurada (1734-1806)
  • Nanboku, Tsuruya (1755-1829)
  • Mokuami,one of Nanboku Tsuruya playsone of Jisake sakuada boooks one of mokumi Kawatake plays Kawatake (1816-1893)
Kinds of Performances

 The Japanese Kabuki is a Dance-Drama type of play. Their plays are over moral  conflicts in live or historical events

What did clothing look like?

Clothing during the Edo time period was mainly kimonos, both male and female wore them. The cost would easily exceed $10,000 US

For women-

Female

something like this would be a traditional way to dress for a female

Men-

Something like this would be a traditional men’s kimono.

Kabuki stage

Kabuki stage

another example of a Kabuki Theater

another example of a Kabuki Theater

Kabuki Theater drawing from the inside

Kabuki Theater drawing from the inside

Kabuki Theater

Kabuki Theater

What types of houses did they live in?

Samurais-

Samurai Castle

Peasants-

Peasant house

Merchants-

Merchant House

Artisans-

Artisan house

How did people live?

They were classified into 4 social classes-

      -Samurai: this class consisted of 6% of the population. This was the only class who was allowed to bear weapons, and they each had two swords.

Samurai

      -Peasants: this class was mostly focused on their village. They were allowed to own land.

Peasant

      -Merchants: they traded local and regional goods.

Merchants

      -Artisans: they moved to be around the castles to provide goods for the samurais, since they didn’t produce their own goods.

Artisans

How long did the Edo Period last?

It was from 1603 to 1867, so 264 or so years.

What did people do for entertainment?

During this time, in Japan, the entertainment was narrowed down to two things, mostly. Number one, Kabuki plays, which came early in the century, and there was also painting, which came later in the century, since most of it was based on Kabuki performances.

Painting

Play

What Did People Eat?
In the 1600s in Japan, there was a period of isolationism, and the Japanese culture became clearer during this time period. Buddhism and Shinto, Japan’s main religions, emphasized the seasons, which resulted in decision on which foods were served. Since then, the meals feature five flavors and five colors; sweet, spicy, salty, bitter, and sour; and yellow, black, white, green, and red.

What Did People Eat?

In the 1600s in Japan, there was a period of isolationism, and the Japanese culture became clearer during this time period. Buddhism and Shinto, Japan’s main religions, emphasized the seasons, which resulted in decision on which foods were served. Since then, the meals feature five flavors and five colors; sweet, spicy, salty, bitter, and sour; and yellow, black, white, green, and red.

Another example of food

insanity-soiree:

Because the Japanese culture is just so amazing.

insanity-soiree:

Because the Japanese culture is just so amazing.