Yama Agesai - Children's outdoor kabuki, originally performed to ward off summer epidemics. Each performance lasts about 50 minutes, then the entire stage is dissembled, moved to the next neighborhood location and rebuilt.
Fifteen performances over 2 1/2 days.
Final scene of "Masakado" Nakanocho 4 pm performance. July 26, 2008. Click on image to see in larger size.
in Nakanocho and Kioicho Karasuyama City, Tochigi Prefecture July 26, 2008 Photo courtesy: MTC