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Kabuki theater resumes, socially distanced, after 5-month coronavirus hiatus

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I saw a scene of a Kabuki play on NHK last night. None of the actors were wearing masks! Oh no!

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That great Kabuki and cinema is reopening. It also highlights the absolute farce that is cancelling all summer festivities. Shame on this government, and all governments in the world for lacking any creativity, vision and courage to take this forward. This is no way to live.

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@Simian Lane

It also highlights the absolute farce that is cancelling all summer festivities

Also here, I 100% agree!

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It also highlights the absolute farce that is cancelling all summer festivities. Shame on this government, and all governments in the world for lacking any creativity, vision and courage to take this forward. This is no way to live.

Festivals and other public gatherings in Japan consist of large crowds of people enjoying themselves by crowding together, talking together, cheering together, sweating together, laughing together, eating together, drinking together, using public toilets together, and generally carrying on in a carefree way. Together. That's a great part of the appeal. To try and apply the practicalities of social distancing and anti-infection measures in that kind of environment would be impossible.

You've (presumably) read in the article the measures being taken by cinema and kabuki staff to clean, disinfect and keep some distance between patrons.

Which cinemas and theatres do you go to where the attendees behave in a way that would be the equivalent of the crowds at your average matsuri?

How would you propose to hold a festival or fireworks display or any large public gathering without creating conditions leading to a spread of the coronavirus? You'll need more than masks.

Could you suggest examples of the "creativity, vision and courage" you think should be shown by governments?

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I do hope they took all contacts from the visitors, they will need them 2 weeks from now.

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Festivals and other public gatherings in Japan consist of large crowds of people enjoying themselves by crowding together, talking together, cheering together, sweating together, laughing together, eating together, drinking together, using public toilets together, and generally carrying on in a carefree way. Together. That's a great part of the appeal. To try and apply the practicalities of social distancing and anti-infection measures in that kind of environment would be impossible.

You've (presumably) read in the article the measures being taken by cinema and kabuki staff to clean, disinfect and keep some distance between patrons.

Which cinemas and theatres do you go to where the attendees behave in a way that would be the equivalent of the crowds at your average matsuri?

How would you propose to hold a festival or fireworks display or any large public gathering without creating conditions leading to a spread of the coronavirus? You'll need more than masks.

Could you suggest examples of the "creativity, vision and courage" you think should be shown by governments?

Honestly how was this even downvoted??? Lol.....

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Ok, let me try that again. Honestly how or why was this even downvoted? It posed coherent questions...

It also highlights the absolute farce that is cancelling all summer festivities. Shame on this government, and all governments in the world for lacking any creativity, vision and courage to take this forward. This is no way to live.

Festivals and other public gatherings in Japan consist of large crowds of people enjoying themselves by crowding together, talking together, cheering together, sweating together, laughing together, eating together, drinking together, using public toilets together, and generally carrying on in a carefree way. Together. That's a great part of the appeal. To try and apply the practicalities of social distancing and anti-infection measures in that kind of environment would be impossible.

You've (presumably) read in the article the measures being taken by cinema and kabuki staff to clean, disinfect and keep some distance between patrons.

Which cinemas and theatres do you go to where the attendees behave in a way that would be the equivalent of the crowds at your average matsuri?

How would you propose to hold a festival or fireworks display or any large public gathering without creating conditions leading to a spread of the coronavirus? You'll need more than masks.

Could you suggest examples of the "creativity, vision and courage" you think should be shown by governments?

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