This year's Kaomise Performance, which marks the succession of Ebizo Danjuro Ichikawa Hakuzaru (45 years old), opened at Minamiza (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City) on December 1, 2023, the beginning of December. Danjuro performed the Ichikawa family's traditional ''staring'' during his ''koujo'' to announce his succession. The audience roared as he saw his eyes wide open and his expression filled with energy, like that of a Fudo Myoo.

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