Famous Kabuki theatre reopens

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Pedestrians walk past the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo on April 2, 2013. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Pedestrians walk past the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo on April 2, 2013. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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Spectators leave the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo after watching the first stage of a Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Spectators leave the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo after watching the first stage of a Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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A woman wearing a kimono leaves the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo after watching the first stage of a Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

A woman wearing a kimono leaves the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo after watching the first stage of a Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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Geisha women gather in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Geisha women gather in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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Geisha women pose in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Geisha women pose in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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Geisha women pose in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Geisha women pose in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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Geisha women pose in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Geisha women pose in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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Staff of re-built Kabukiza theatre beat a drum for the reopening of the Kabukiza thatre in Tokyo. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Staff of re-built Kabukiza theatre beat a drum for the reopening of the Kabukiza thatre in Tokyo. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

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Geisha women gather in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

Geisha women gather in front of the re-built Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo before they enter to watch second stage of the day of Japanese traditional kabuki act. The curtains went up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki performing art, heralding the fifth iteration of one of the country's most important playhouses. AFP Photo

UPDATED ON APR 02, 2013 04:17 PM IST
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