A Kabuki world's Ukiyo-e exhibition at Traditional Performing Arts Center
"Nishiki-e ni miru Edo kara Meiji no Shibai-goya no Nigiwai" / Form 8th in February to 26th in May (Holiday on 11th in March only)
"Nishiki-e", it means Ukiyo-e which is Japanese traditional woodblock printed. And "Shibai-goya" means theatre by a little old Japanese language.
Now you can watch 50 Ukiyo-e about Kabuki world, which printed from the Edo period to the Meiji period. The theme are some kind of Kabuki, for example, Kabuki stage and audiences, in dressing room, the front of Kabuki theatre, and more.
These 50 Ukiyoe are a part of The National Theatre's collection.
This Traditional Performing Arts Center is nice place for Kabuki lover. Because there are many date about Kabuki. You can watch them, almost all is free charge.
Documentary film show about Kabuki is opens 10:30 on 2nd Friday every months is too. No need reservation, the first 120 arrivals are accepted. I've watched old Kabuki performance's black and white film before. On another time I watched old film of Japanese comic storytelling "Rakugo" performance about Kabuki.
Anyway enjoy this exhibition!
Location:4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo (5min.walk from Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line Hanzomon Sta. Exit 1)
Open:10:00-18:00 (3rd Wed. 10:00-20:00)
About access, see the address following: