Explanation of Jikabuki words
costume, make-up, wigs
Kumadori is a special types of makeup worn by Kabuki actors.
Crimson means the role of the hero and indigo means the role of the villain.
Asahina’s make-up. Kumadori of a comical characters.
stage mechanisms, stage set
Curtain at end of hanamichi
Back ground picture
Black rattan blind screening off room for offstage musicians
Curtain. The color of the traditional kabuki curtain is orange, black, and green.
A trapdoor in the hanamichi walkway used for actor appearances and exits.
A trapdoor in the middle of the stage used for the appearance of actors and props.
The pedestal on which the Tayū chanter and shamisen player sit. There are also pedestals which rotate for the chanter and shamisen player's first appearance.
The hanamichi entrance located at the back of the audience seating, used for actor appearances and exits.
A walkway extending from the stage into the audience seating. The hanamichi at stage right is known as the hon-hanamichi, and the hanamichi at stage left is known as the kari-hanamichi. At many theaters which lack a kari-hanamichi, a temporary one is built for performances.
A revolving stage that allows for quick set changes.
Applies standard kabuki makeup to actors, often in a short period of time.
The person wearing a black clothes who helps the actors
Outfits actors with wigs, and performs the important job of wig care and management.
The director teaches each play's choreography and busily supports performances by striking the ki wooden clappers, handing actors small props, and providing lines to actors who forget them.
sound, instruments, sound crew
Ki are a pair of wooden sticks that are struck together to make sound.The ki sound marks the progress of a play, for example letting the audience know that the play is about to commence or that a new scene is starting. The ki sound is typically expressed by “chon-chon” in speech.
The person provide narration and music for the play．The Tayu narrates the story, much like the lead singer in a band.
The person playing the shamisen(a three-stringed musical instrument).
Tsukeuchi sound effects are made in time with the movement of the actor on the stage.
Female role specialist
A production technique where a character comes out to reveal his or her true self.
A special thread sewn through each shoulder of the costume is pulled out to have the outer garment turned over and hung down, making the previously concealed inner garment visibe.
A pose striked by an actor
Audience gallery seating with wooden flooring.