Kabuki Album

A 1920s album containing photographs and postcards of famous Japanese Kabuki actors. Kabuki theatre is a classical Japanese dance drama which started in the very early 17th century and continues until today, retaining many of its unique elements. Worthy of note among these elements are the feminine roles and postures that some of the male Kabuki actors played. Perhaps gender roles were accepted as fluid in societies centuries older than our current, modern one. Or perhaps the theatrical stage has always been a place for humanity to explore and question its definitions. The album contains 93 photos, each capturing different aspects of the human soul in a variety of peculiar situations.