Kabuki Actor Urges Foreign Fans To Savor Beauty Of Japanese Art Form

Kabuki actor urges foreign fans to savor beauty of Japanese art form

While words may be a barrier to fully understanding an artistic performance abroad, Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo on Thursday urged spectators from overseas to enjoy the traditional Japanese art for the beauty of its "form."

"There is the language barrier. When I go abroad and watch performances there, even if I do not understand all the meaning, there is something that I can relate to," Ebizo said at Kabukiza Theatre during an event of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival.