No theatre originated in the fourteenth century and is a stylized Japanese dramatic form in which song, music and dance come together. The highlight of the presentation is a magnificent eighteenth-century kimono from the eighteenth century with embroidered moonflower tendrils on saffron-coloured woven silk damask. Read more.
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