|ASAHIZA - KADOMARU NO SHIBAI|
Kadomaru no Shibai
5th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1827: a fire breaks out in the Kadomaru no Shibai in Ôsaka and destroys also the Naka no Shibai and the Ônishi no Shibai.
1877: the theater is renamed Asahiza.
1909: the Asahiza becomes a theater of the Shôchiku Company.
November 1909: revival of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku", in Ôsaka at the Asahiza, which is based on a new script written by Watanabe Katei and produced with the following casting:
Night from the 13th to the 14th of March 1945: 301 US Army B29 bombers launch a devastating air raid on the city of Ôsaka; the Asahiza, the Nakaza, the Kadoza, the Naniwaza and the Bentenza are reduced to ashes.
1956: opening of the Dôtonbori Bunrakuza.
February 1956: first Kabuki performances at the new Dôtonbori Bunrakuza, which are staged with the following program and actors:
July 1963: last Kabuki performances at the Dôtonbori Bunrakuza, which are staged with the following program and actors:
August 1963: the Bunrakuza is renamed Asahiza. First Kabuki performances at the new Asahiza, which are staged with the following program and actors:
March 1967: Bandô Shinsha III takes the name of Bandô Takesaburô V at the Asahiza.
The Asahiza in 1930
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