There is a listserv, KineJapan (email address is email@example.com-
state.edu and they have a website telling you how to join along with some
great info on Japanese cinema.) There is also Kino's original version of
Kinoshita's "Ballad of Narayama" (1956) that uses many elements of the Noh and
Kabuki theater, I believe.
This is an excellent place to ask your question.