Naruto Kabuki is an interesting blend of traditional and modern since it incorporates the history of kabuki with the more modern culture of manga and anime. Even if you’re not particularly interested in anime, kabuki plays are a good way to immerse yourself in Japanese culture.
However, Kabuki is a highly refined art form with many layers of meaning: for example the various make-up styles each hold different meanings and the audience interact in a particular way at particular moments-all of this can take years and many viewings to understand! To top it off, getting tickets can also prove pretty tricky, especially for a non-Japanese speaker.
Even though it originally started as a “pop-culture” in the age of samurai, today the art of singing and dancing, or kabuki, has become one of Japan’s most significant performing arts.