Japanese traditional stage arts are sometimes hard for foreigners. But some such as this form of Nihon Buyo are a pure delight. Nichibu is very theatrical, halfway between theater and pure danse. Performers, both men and women (contrary to kabuki allowing only men on stage) are dressed in wonderful costumes, are accompanied by singers and musicians, and use very precise gestures to express their character’s acts and emotions.
This very day, a few years ago, I was invited by a friend whose wife performed; this was also the last time the master of her school would appear on stage. This picture is taken seconds before the end of the play, just before he left the stage for the last time.
Gear used: Nikon D810 + 70-200mm f/4