Kabuki and Noh theater
What is Kabuki and Noh theater?
Noh and kabuki theater are the two forms of traditional Japanese theater. They both have storytelling and drama but tell it in there own ways.
Kabuki theater focuses on the telling of the story by dancing, acting, and posing. Kabuki actors dress in traditional Japanese clothing, though there masks or makeup are more colorful than the Noh theaters and may involve a present expression on them. The purpose of kabuki is to entertain.
Noh theater focuses on the telling of the story by using their visual appearance and movements to suggest the essence of the story rather than to enact it. In Noh theater the plots are usually drawn from legend, history, literature and contemporary events. The theme often relates to dreams, supernatural worlds, ghosts and spirits.