Kabuki

On our way home from a long weekend glamping in the mountains of Kitahiroshima (banana boats and strawberry picking all inclusive), we stopped off in Mukaihara Town in Akitakata for Kabuki, a traditional Japanese drama show. The story was lost on me and my sub-par Japanese but the glorious colors and hypnotic spins I could not have missed. 

Beautiful Mairi

Beautiful Mairi

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This is highly melodramatic but I really cannot put into words the terror I feel pretending I am this kid. I can't. I imagine that I would have cried and kicked and crapped my pants. Or gone limp and feigned unconsciousness until the poor guy hastily put me back down on the tatami mat.

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But I can't lie: the intensity of the colors - not to mention the melodrama of the smoke machine - and the precision of the drums and motions made for a pretty damn good albeit dizzying show.