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Kabuki: A Revolution in Color and Design

Photo by Jonathan Ley

Kabuki: A Revolution in Color and Design brought an exhilarating, new direction to the Art in the Garden series when the Garden explored Japan’s most flamboyant and fanciful performance art through elaborate costumes on loan from Shochiku Costume Co. Ltd. in Tokyo.

The Kabuki stage provides exciting entertainment with music and dance performed by famous actors, who were the wildly popular celebrities of their day. Their brilliantly hand-painted and lavishly embroidered silk costumes exploded on stage in a riot of color.