After Passport Control
Kabuki Gate is a Kabuki experience gallery and shop designed to introduce the traditional performing art of Kabuki!
Enjoy an exhibit of specially produced life-sized mannequins adorned in Kabuki costumes and wigs, and Kumadori (Kabuki makeup) face app, and a shop selling original goods and select products associated with Kabuki.
An authentic display committed to realism supervised by Shochiku Co., Ltd.
- 【Character name】Kumo no Taema Hime（Lady Kumo no Taema）
This play is one of 18 Kabuki plays selected as specialities of the Ichikawa family. Holding a grudge against the Imperial Court, Narukami Shonin imprisons dragons from all over the world. When he imprisoned the dragons controlling the rain, Japan experienced a drought. The Imperial Court sends Kumo no Taema to break Narukami’s magic with her powers of seduction. When he discovers the trickery, he angrily pursues her through torrential rains. The Lady’s Kimono is a colorful combination of pale blue-green and scarlet with a black Obi.
- 【Character name】Narumami Shonin（Saint Narukami）
Bukkaeri means the moment a character reveals their true identity or transforms into something else. The technique relies on a loosely sewn thread to drop the upper half of the Kimono and expose the inner costume. During the play, the costume changes almost instantaneously. This Kimono’s flames express the torrential anger of Narukami Shonin when he discovers the deception.