Eastern KagawaHitoyama Rural Kabuki
It is said that Hitoyama Kabuki got its start in 1686, when a small shack was first built here for theatrical performances to celebrate the completion of Kaeruga ike, a pond that was constructed to overcome a water shortage. Since that time, many kabuki performances have been offered up to the Hachiman Shrine, where the theater is located. The building is a representative example of a Shikoku stage.
The current stage was built in 1900, as a slightly larger version of a previous building that was destroyed by a typhoon four years earlier. The theater has all the characteristic features of a kabuki house: hanamichi, revolving stage, lift, the abyss (naraku), grapevine trellis (budodana), ceiling, dressing room, green room, head actor’s and dressing room.
Important tangible folk cultural property
From Tonosho Port: 20-minute bus ride to "Hidoyama" bus stop, then 10-minute walk
May 3, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.