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Japan’s kabuki culture on screen at Iconsiam next week

Dec 14. 2020
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By The Nation

Bangkok film and theatre fans are being treated to a rare double bill of Japanese classics next week, courtesy of the Japan Foundation.

“Renjishi” and “Rakuda” starring the legendary kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo will be screened at Iconsiam as part of an evening of classical Japanese drama.

With gorgeous costumes, stunning makeup, and powerful dramas, kabuki is appreciated as the ultimate theatrical artform in Japan. Live productions are now being filmed with the highest resolution cameras for screening in cinemas on state-of-the-art 4K digital projection systems with 6-channel surround sound.

The kabuki evening begins at 7pm with a live performance on the koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument. The double bill of “Renjishi” and “Rakuda” will be screened from 7.30pm.

Entry is free via registration at but tickets must be collected at Icon Cineconic from 6pm-6.50pm on the day of the performance.

The event takes place at Icon Cineconic on the 6th floor of Iconsiam on Wednesday, December 23.

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