Kabuki is conventional Japanese theatre. It is well worth going to glimpse this medieval, highly trained and often parody theatrical form even if you do not understand one word of what is assumed. The greatest Kabuki theatre is in Ginza. Performances are given all through the year. Inside the theatre the scene replicates some huge family get-together; many of the 2,500 spectators bring something to eat, though there are some restaurants around the great auditorium, because the performances last for hours. The word "Kabuki" means more or less "song and dance". In magnificent sets and splendor, classy costumes the actors present every sort of emotion with total expression.