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Kabuki Fan Symbolism



Shozo Sato discusses the origin of fan use in Kabuki theater and demonstrates the common usage and symbolism of the various fan movements.

Suggested Uses:

  • Analyze the functions and meanings of Kabuki fan movements.
  • Identify and analyze elements of production and performance.
  • Introduce characteristics of Kabuki theater for students to identify and analyze, focusing on how diverse cultures, periods, and styles affect drama or how Kabuki is a reflection of Japanese culture and tradition.

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See the Kabuki in the Classroom guide in the Drama Arts Toolkit binder.


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