Opening Parade for New Kabukiza Theater

Parade for the new Kabukiza theater grand opening in Ginza
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March 27, 2013, Tokyo, Japan – Ichikawa Ukon, left, and Ichikawa Monnosuke walk with some 60 leading Kabuki actors in the rain through the main street of Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in celebration of the grand opening of new Kabuki theater. After three years of renovation, the majestic theater for Japan’s centuries-old performing arts of Kabuki will open its doors to the public with a three-month series of most sought-after plays. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Parade for the new Kabukiza theater grand opening in Ginza
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March 27, 2013, Tokyo, Japan – Members of a civil group preserving tradition and spirits of ancient firefighters parade with their standards in a procession in the rain through the main street of Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in celebration of the grand opening of new Kabuki theater. Some 60 leading Kabuki actors took part in the parade prior to the grand opening of the theater for Japan’s centuries-old performing arts of Kabuki slated for April 2. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)