Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando. Though females can legally be involved in Kabuki production, it is considered true to form for males to continue to play the part of both sexes. The onnagata role is still very heavily encouraged, and a male Kabuki actor is shown great favor in his native home. One of the most internationally famous of these actors is one named Tamasaburo Bando, an onnagata of high regard. His appearances in plays are famous, and he has aged gracefully in talent and art form.