Okuni was known for her skill in dancing and acting, as well as her beauty.
During her performances in the dry riverbeds of Kyoto , she also became known for her nembutsu dance, in honor of the Amida Buddha.
The history of Kabuki began when Okuni began performing a new style of dance drama on the stage at Kitano Tenmangu in 1603..
Female performers played both men and women.
The style was instantly popular.
Okuni was even asked to perform before the Imperial Court.