Tokyo's famous Kabuki-za Theater first opened in 1889 and has been closed since 2010 for renovations. Kabuki-za's reconstruction was due to concerns over the building's ability to survive earthquakes, as well as accessibility issues. It now has its own subway entrance and exit. It's grand opening is set for early April 2013. Japan's traditional performing art of Kabuki is loved by people around the world. Rhythmical lines spoken by actors, colorful makeup and a stage full of devices for special effects are essential characteristics of Kabuki, but the most important is that all the roles, including those of women are played by male actors.