Classic Summer Kabuki Ghost Story in San Mateo – Kasane, 8/7

Oh my goodness, the San Mateo Kabuki Club (Kabuki Kai) is screening a good one on August 7! They will be showing a video of Kasane, the classic ghost story. (Long title is Iromoyo Chotto Karimame, synopsis.) A great cast, too: Ichikawa Ebizo as Yoemon and Ichikawa Kamejiro as Kasane! Filmed at the Konpira-za Theater in Shikoku’s Kagawa-ken.So come out for some classic summer Kabuki chills and thrills!

The screening is on Sunday, August 7 at 1:30pm at the San Mateo Japanese American Community Center, 415 S. Claremont St., San Mateo, CA (near the San Mateo Caltrain station). The video will be shown in Japanese, with an introduction and synopsis provided in English. There will be a pot-luck meal as well, so be sure to bring a dish to share! For more information, please contact Mika (650) 341-6849 (Japanese) or Yoko (650) 341-5872(English).

The San Mateo Kabuki Kai is unique in the U.S. (and perhaps the world) in its sheer dedication to Kabuki, having screened a Kabuki video once a month for the past 12+ years. Their members are all wonderful people. The group screens a Kabuki performance the first Sunday of every month at 1:30pm at the San Mateo Japanese American Community Center. To receive announcements of upcoming screenings, subscribe to the Kabuki Club mailing list at