I remember when my co-teacher took me to see Kabuki and, as an artist, I was so amazed by the entire experience! Just like Karl said in the comic, the costumes, sets and makeup were beautiful and the acting and posing was very powerful. It felt nice to experience Japanese history and really feel the culture during the performance. Japanese people can have trouble understanding what the actors are saying because they use old forms of the language. They speak in a special "Kabuki" sing song like way that can make it difficult to hear the words easily. If you visit Japan I encourage you to see a Kabuki play!