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Ebizo Ichikawa XI
Born in 1977 into one of Japan’s oldest kabuki families, Ebizo Ichikawa is a household name in his native country. A gifted performer with an extraordinary range, Ebizo brings a larger-than-life presence to all his performances. His brilliance evem carries on off-stage, where he has demonstrated a knack for innovation and creation. ABKAI, his self-produced series that repackages traditional Japanese folktales into kabuki performances, has been a hit with younger audiences all over Japan. Ebizo‘s bold creativity has breathed new life into one of Japan’s oldest art forms, as he works tirelessly to make kabuki accessible to all, regardless of age or background.