Kabuki is a Japanese traditional dance-drama that has been performed since the early Edo period and is still popular among young and old in Japan. Kabuki also has been performed internationally, including at the Paris Opera House, New York, London, and more and has gained many fans worldwide every year.
The home of Kabuki is the Kabuki-za, a theater for kabuki, located in Ginza, Tokyo. Although the theater has long been a popular place to see the performances, the building has been temporarily closed for reconstruction. Many fans gathered for a farewell performance and were reluctant to leave. *New theater is scheduled to open in spring 2013.
Art Sou sells Kabuki Tenugui, folding fan, and other goods at the Kabuki-za. Designs of these products are based on over 400 Kabuki programs. These rare Kabuki goods are now available at here Cool Japan Now!
Tenugui is a Japanese hand towel made of cotton. They traditionally have a variety of usage such as towel, dishcloth, headband, etc.. In addition to these usages, Art Sou's product line of tenugui come with beautiful pictures, therefore they can be hung on the wall as ornament. Such pictures are not only Kabuki-themed ones, but you can also choose from various pictures such as Ukiyo-e by Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige as well as pictures by contemporary artists. These tenugui are made one by one by Japanese craftsmen.