Small segments of kabuki plays, dances known as "nihon buyo", were performed as solo performances and the "onnagata" (male actors playing female roles) were the equivalent of today's movie star celebrities.
What more can you ask for as a bride to be, make-up made just for you!Your personal kit should include lip liner, lipstick, blush/bronzer, eyeliner, a kabuki brush and your translucent powder for touch ups.
Cultural festivals such as the "Bon" dance keep the tradition alive among everyday folk, while more performative versions such as kabuki and noh theatre preserve the more formal steps.
Simply dab foundation onto cheeks, the forehead and your nose and blend liberally with the kabuki brush to gently diffuse the skin with lightweight, yet complete coverage.
Actors dancing the Kabuki as part of a play become masters at "mie", which means to strike an agile pose to help illustrate a portion of the plot.
The Kabuki theatre is home to this Japanese dance-drama that is choreographed to tell bizarre stories with exaggerated entertainers.
But the Kabuki-za and its yakusha (actors) remained always a plebeian institution.
Like the No th~ Joruri dealt always with sombie themes, and was supplemented by the Kabuki (farce).
Gradually the Kabuki developed the features of a genuine theatre; the actor and the playwright were discriminated, and, the performances taking the form of domestic drama (Wagoto and Sewamono) or historical drama (Aragoto or Jidaimono), actors of perpetual fame sprang up, as Sakata TOjOrO and Ichikawa DanjinrO (1660-1704).
The law presently interdicted these female comedians (onna-kabuki) in the interests of public morality, and they were succeeded by boy comedians (wakashu-kabuki) who simulated womens ways and were vetoed in their turn, giving place to yaro-kabuki (comedians with queues).