AUGUST 2018

5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre) and 3 in ďsaka (National Bunraku Theatre, Kintetsu Art Kan, Daimaru Shinsaibashi Gekij˘)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 9 ~ 27 August 2018 (Hachigatsu N˘ry˘ Kabuki)
August Cool-Breeze Kabuki
MatinÚe

Oirans˘

Ryűko

Shinjű Tsukiyo no Hoshinoya

Afternoon

T˘kaid˘chű Hizakurige

Amagoi Kikaku

Evening

Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu

Casting

Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Ichikawa Chűsha, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Ichimura Manjir˘, Ichikawa Omez˘, Sawamura S˘nosuke, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Baishi, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Kash˘, Band˘ Shingo, Nakamura Yonekichi, ďtani Hirotar˘, ďtani Hiromatsu, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke, Ichimura Tsuruz˘, Nakamura Takanosuke, Kataoka Sennosuke, Nakamura Tamatar˘, Nakamura Toranosuke, Ichikawa Otora, Ichikawa Danko, Kataoka Matsunosuke, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Band˘ Kamez˘, Nakamura Baika

Comments

The usual summer program at the Kabukiza! It is entitled Hachigatsu N˘ry˘ Kabuki (literally "the August cool-breeze Kabuki").

Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
Dates 4 ~ 27 August 2018
Program

NARUTO

Casting

Band˘ Minosuke, Nakamura Hayato, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Kataoka Ainosuke, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa En'ya, Nakamura Umemaru, Ichinose Hidekazu, Kashima Noritoshi

Comments

Kishimoto Masashi's internationally popular manga "NARUTO" gets its Kabuki adaptation, under the supervision of G2 (both writer and director). The roles of Uzumaki Naruto and Uchiha Sasuke will be played by Band˘ Minosuke and Nakamura Hayato. A dedicated website has opened. The two guest stars, Ichikawa Ennosuke and Kataoka Ainosuke, alternatively play the same role of Uchiha Madara.

Daimaru Shinsaibashi Gekij˘ (ďsaka)
Dates 4 August 2018 (Takenosuke no Kai)
Takenosuke's Association
Program

Uta Shigure

Kaminari no Michiyuki

Casting

Band˘ Takesabur˘, Band˘ Takenosuke, Kamimura Kichiya, Kamimura Orinosuke, Nakamura Gandai

Comments

A gala program called Takenosuke no Kai, 1st edition, for Band˘ Takesabur˘'s disciple Band˘ Takenosuke. Special guest will be the Rakugo storyteller Katsura Kujaku, the Kigeki actor Soganoya Yasokichi, the Buy˘ master Fujima Ry˘tar˘ and the Shinpa onnagata actor Kawai Yűki (who used to be the Kabuki actor Ichikawa Enju, a disciple of Ichikawa Shun'en).

National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
Dates 4 ~ 5 August 2018 (S˘ch˘kai)
Program

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
(Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata)

Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To

Casting

Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Nakamura Kotar˘

Comments

4th edition of the S˘ch˘kai (literally "the Two Butterflies Association"), which stars Nakamura Kash˘ and his brother Nakamura Tanenosuke.

Dates 11 ~ 12 August 2018 (Ne no Kai)
Program

Kotobuki Shiki Sanbas˘

Ya-no-Ne

Niwaka Jishi

Keisei Hangonk˘ (Domo Mata)

Comments

20th edition of the summer program of the association Ne no Kai (the Sound Association). Only "Domo Mata" is staged with Kabuki actors. Others items in this program are only musically-performed.

Dates 16 ~ 20 August 2018 (Chigyokai/Kabukikai)
Program

Kotobuki Soga no Taimen

Kioi Jishi

Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi

Comments

24th edition of the common program for 2 associations, the Chigyokai (the Young Fishes Association) and the Kabukikai (the Kabuki Association), which stars stars' disciples in the leading roles of all the items in the program under the guidance of Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Tokiz˘ and Nakamura Matagor˘.

Dates 26 ~ 27 August 2018 (Ken no Kai)
Program

Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (Fűin Giri)

Ninin Wankyű

Casting

Onoe Ukon, Nakamura Kikaku, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Arashi Kitsusabur˘

Comments

4th edition of the Ken no Kai, which stars Onoe Kikugor˘ VI's great-grandson Onoe Ukon. Ken no Kai literally means "Ken's Association" with Ken being the first ideogram in Onoe Ukon's real first name Kensuke. Nakamura Kikaku, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Kamimura Kichiya and Arashi Kitsusabur˘ are the guest stars of this program.

Kintetsu Art Kan (ďsaka)
Dates 2 ~ 5 August 2018 (Sora no Kai)
Program

Nazo no Obi Chotto Tokubŕ

Casting

Kataoka Matsujűr˘, Kataoka Senjir˘, Kataoka Senju, Kataoka Yűjir˘, Kataoka Rikiya, Kataoka T˘jűr˘

Comments

The 4th gala of the Sora no Kai, in ďsaka at the Kintetsu Art Kan, which stars Kataoka Matsujűr˘, Kataoka Senjir˘, Kataoka Senju, Kataoka Yűjir˘, Kataoka Rikiya and Kataoka T˘jűr˘ (and a few others), 6 disciples of the Matsushimaya guild. Sora no Kai literally means "Sky Association". These performances are entitled Abeno Kabuki (Abeno is the name of a famous district in ďsaka).

National Bunraku Theatre (ďsaka)
Dates 25 ~ 26 August 2018 (Kamigata Kabukikai)
Program

Shinnyo

Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi (Keya-mura)

Imoseyama Onna Teikin
(Michiyuki Koi no Odamaki)

Genroku Hanami Odori

Comments

28th edition of the Kamigata Kabukikai (the Kamigata Kabuki Association), a summer program in ďsaka which stars Kamigata Kabuki stars' disciples in the leading roles under the guidance of Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Kataoka Gat˘ and Kataoka Hidetar˘.

 
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