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The current Minami-za theater was built in 1929 in the architectural style of the Momoyama period, with a gabled roof and a traditional turret marking the official approval of the government. In 1991, after the end of the Shōwa period, the interior was drastically refurbished and modern stage mechanism was installed.
The stage employs unique stagecraft tricks used in Japanese Kabuki theater such as Hanamichi (runway stage), Seri (trap-door lift stage mechanism), and Mawari-butai (revolving stage), all of which were invented in playhouses during Edo period.
- "南座の歴史". SHOCHIKU. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
- "Minami-za, Kyoto - Lonely Planet Travel Guide". Lonely Planet. Archived from the original on 2006-01-08. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
- "Experience the Stage of Minamiza" Kabuki Museum Minamiza. 〒605-0075 京都府京都市東山区四条通大和大路西入中之町１９８. April 15, 2013.
- Official site (in Japanese)
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