chapter  19
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Kabuki: Changes and Prospects: An Intemational Symposium

In the midst of a busy late-autumn season, more than 120 kabuki scholars and critics gathered for three days at the Edo-Tokyo Museum to explore the present and future status of kabuki as an international theatre art. The occa­ sion was the international symposium entitled "Kabuki: Changes and Pros­ pects," sponsored by the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties (Tokyo Kokuritsu Bunkazai Kenkyiijo) and held November 1214, 1996. This was a unique occasion, and I eagerly made special arrange­ ments to attend all the sessions.