Trip to Izushi (4): Kabuki Theater

Away from Main street, it was quiet again. There are narrow streets running parallel with and perpendicular to Main Street. Each of them has a different atmosphere, but they all look traditional.

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This is the Oryu wooden lantern. It functioned as a beacon for ships in the Edo period.

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Finally, I went to the Eirakukan Theater. I was opened in 1901. It is the oldest drama theater in the northern Kansai region. It is still used for Kabuki performances. It was fun to walk around the building. I was able to see the theater from every angle. I was especially interested in the stage mechanism.

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Stage
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First floor
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View from the second floor
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Numbered seats
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Battens
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Revolving stage
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Revolving stage viewed from trap room
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Dressing room

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I left the theater and took the bus for Toyooka Station. I got on the Konotori Express at Toyooka Station to go home. I fell in love with Izushi! I really want to return there. I bought some traditional cakes as a souvenir. They were soft and delicious!

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