Theatres in some areas of Japan have resumed operation after a five-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 36000 cases and 1,000 deaths, Japan is one of the countries with the best recovery rate; 24,929 people have fully recovered according to local news sources in the Asain country.
State-owned traditional theatre, Kabukiza Theatre located in Tokyo city of japan with musicians in masks, actors farther apart on stage and only half the usual number of seats. “We’re re-opening based on guidelines from infectious disease experts, paying attention to audience safety from the time they enter until the time they leave,” Kabukiza manager Yoshitaka Hashimoto said at a Friday preview for journalists.
Aside from ensuring proper preventive COVID-19 guidelines for Actors and stage assistance, audience members face temperature is checked at the entrance and must wear masks, in addition to temperature checks and masks, seats are roped off so fewer than half are usable, and the auditorium will be sterilized between each act. Though eating boxed lunches between acts have long been a cherished kabuki custom, it’s currently prohibited.