KABUKI THEATER REOPENS AFTER FIVE MONTHS
Kabukiza Theater in Tokyo reopened Saturday for public performances for the first time in five months after taking measures against the novel coronavirus that had prompted its closure, according to Kyodo News.
Fans welcomed the restart for the scheduled August performances featuring major kabuki actors, including Kataoka Ainosuke. Operators measured the body temperatures of visitors at the entrance and also took preventive steps such as keeping performers further away from the audience than usual.
"I feel that we need something like kabuki that enriches our lives under tough environments like today," said a 58-year-old man who has been visiting the theater for nearly 20 years.