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Kabuki is supposed to have originated around 1603, when a women attendant from the Izumo shrine named Okuni performed a dance called Nembutsu odori However, in 1629, women were banned from the stage, leaving only men for perform, by the Genroku period - 1688-1704 - , current Kabuki style was perfected.

With The Meiji period came a sudden influx of Western culture, and Kabuki even attempted to incorporate some of these new influences.

However, in the 20 th century, the trend forced on preserving Kabuki as a traditional theatrical form, a trend which continues to this day.It is a world that preserves conservative traditions, such as the practice of passing down the stage names of famous Kabuki actors according to family lineage In the Tokyo, a permanent Kabuki theater called the Kabuki-za stage performances throughout the year.

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