AUGUST 2018

6 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘) and 4 in ďsaka (National Bunraku Theatre, ABC Hall, Kintetsu Art Kan, Daimaru Shinsaibashi Gekij˘)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza !
  • Band˘ Minosuke, Nakamura Hayato, Ichikawa Ennosuke and Kataoka Ainosuke perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • Onoe Matsuya performs at the ABC Hall and at the Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘!
  • All the others great Kabuki actors are on vacation ...
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? August 2018 (Hachigatsu N˘ry˘ Kabuki)
    August Cool-Breeze Kabuki
    MatinÚe

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    Afternoon

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    Evening

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    Casting

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    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.

    ABC Hall (ďsaka)
    Dates 4 ~ 6 August 2018 (IDOMU)
    Challenge
    Program

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    Casting

    Onoe Matsuya

    Comments

    A gala program called Idomu (Challenge), 10th edition, for the young actor Onoe Matsuya, with performances in ďsaka (ABC Hall) and T˘ky˘ (Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘).

    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).

    Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? August 2018 (IDOMU)
    Challenge
    Program

    ???

    Casting

    Onoe Matsuya

    Comments

    A gala program called Idomu (Challenge), 10th edition, for the young actor Onoe Matsuya, with performances in ďsaka (ABC Hall) and T˘ky˘ (Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘).

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

    ???

    Casting

    Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Tanenosuke

    Comments

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

    Dates ??? ~ ??? August 2018 (Ne no Kai)
    Program

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    Comments

    20th edition of the summer program of the association Ne no Kai (the Sound Association).

    Dates ??? ~ ??? August 2018 (Chigyokai/Kabukikai)
    Program

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    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.

    Dates ??? ~ ??? August 2018 (Ken no Kai)
    Program

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    Casting

    Onoe Ukon

    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. Kataoka Ichiz˘and Onoe Matsuya are the two guest stars of this program.

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

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    Casting

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

    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˘ and Kataoka Rikiya, 5 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 ??? ~ ??? August 2018 (Kamigata Kabukikai)
    Program

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    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.

     
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