Symposium on Japanese art form of kabuki to be held on November 13

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Nov 8, 2010

Kennedy Theatre’s spring 2004 kabuki production “Nozaki Village”
Kennedy Theatre’s spring 2004 kabuki production “Nozaki Village”
The UH Mānoa Center for Japanese Studies and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, will co-sponsor a full-day symposium, “Kabuki: Negotiating Historical, Geographical, and Cultural Borders,” on Saturday, November 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Art Building auditorium.
The symposium will examine how this traditional art form has moved within the borders of Japan, and has been received and performed overseas.  There will be various speaker panels on all aspects of kabuki, including a performance demonstration by students of  Julie A. Iezzi and Onoe Kikunobu, who are preparing for the spring production of “Ise Ondo Koi no Nebata (The Vengeful Sword).”
The event is free and open to the public. To register for the symposium, please send name, affiliation and email address to  For more a detailed program, visit the website at