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Jesus Christ Kabukistar

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The actor in the role of Jesus Christ performs at the final dress rehearsal of the kabuki version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Tokyo. A rickshaw, women in elaborate brocade kimonos, the echo of bamboo flutes, and Jesus of Nazareth, his face painted white with the flaring red lines, all share the stage at Gekidan Shiki, one of Japan's best-known theater troupes, in its revival of the hit rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" -- with some very Japanese twists. For showtimes and further info, visit http://www.shiki.gr.jp/applause/jesus/

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Jesus !

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I know people don't like mimes, but this is a bit extreme.

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Nessie - I just lol'd myself.

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I can think of better ways of spending Easter.

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Geeting their chance to hear the Gospel from their cutural perspective. The way, the Truth and the Life. Hit me I cure you, kill me and I give your eternal life, for you surely do not know what you do.

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Getting their chance to hear the Gospel from their cultural perspective. The Way, the Truth and the Life; Hit me and I cure you, kill me and I give your eternal life, for you surely do not know what you do.

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Never could spell. Feel like that guy on the cross. Think I will go and do something else. Like live.

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Is that an oyaji joke? "Kabukistar"? The original Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (and the movie) had some terrific songs: this one was a show-stopper:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytNoiQ8LkS8&feature=related

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He looks more like a maiko than Jesus!

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I like Jesus Christ Super Star That's a funny movie. I watched when I was at Catholic School very funny.

What's the buzz , tell me what's happenin What's the buzz tell me what's happenin

The guy looks like Rocky Horror Show than Jesus

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According to Crucifixtion for Dummies, the nails are supposed to go throught the wrists.

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What happens when you sign up for Pilates in Israel.

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Can you imagine the hissy fit there would be from Ishihara if a dirty gaijin dressed up as Sakamoto Ryoma on stage, with a bowler hat on?

But put the boot on the other foot, and it's a unique Japanese culture jobbie.

Anyway, everyone knows Jesus looks like Robert Powell.

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with some very Japanese twists.

I don't even want to go there....

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Kabuki jesus, got to love it!lol

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Hey could you imagine the outrage if a Westerner made himself/herself out to be an Asian and made fun of them? Oh wait that has been happening longer than many care to remember....

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I don't want to think about the reaction had this been a kabuki play about the Prophet Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh.

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Can't imagine what kind of impression I will get if I really see that kabuki drama.

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Facinating!

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Paul...Paul...... I can see your house from here.

Looks like a bad way to spend easter....

The reviews.... He was crucified

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Do you think he's nude under that wrap?

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thats the most relaxed looking crucified Jesus I`ve ever seen. put a cigarette in his mouth and he could just as well be leaning up against that cross stretching his arms

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jesus christ in japanese style.

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