COCOON KABUKI
City T˘ky˘
Theater Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon
History

29 May ~ 26 June 1994: first edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon and recreates the atmosphere of the Edo koshibai and brings the actors closer to the audience. The play "Yotsuya Kaidan" is coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ V and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Oiwa, Sat˘ Yomoshichi, Kobotoke Kohei Nakamura Kankur˘ V
Tamiya Iemon Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Naosuke Gonbŕ Ichikawa Somegor˘ VII
Osode Kataoka Takatar˘
Takuetsu Band˘ Kichiya II

30 August ~ 24 September 1996: second edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ V and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Danshichi Kurobŕ, Tokubŕ's wife Otatsu Nakamura Kankur˘ V
Issun Tokubŕ Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Tsuribune Sabu Band˘ Kichiya II
Danshichi's wife Okaji Nakamura Senjaku III
The courtesan Kotoura Kataoka Takatar˘
Tamashima Isonoj˘ Ichikawa Somegor˘ VII

2~ 26 September 1998: third edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu" is coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ V and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Sasanoya Sangor˘ Nakamura Kankur˘ V / Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Satsuma Gengobŕ Nakamura Hashinosuke III / Nakamura Kankur˘ V
Koman Nakamura Fukusuke IX
Yasuke, Tomimori Sukeemon Band˘ Yajűr˘
Gorotsuki Kankur˘, Takubei Kataoka Kamez˘ IV

5 ~ 27 June 2001: 4th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Sannin Kichisa" is coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ V and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Osh˘ Kichisa Nakamura Kankur˘ V
Ob˘ Kichisa Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Oj˘ Kichisa Nakamura Fukusuke IX
Dozaemon Denkichi Band˘ Yajűr˘
Otose Nakamura Kantar˘ II
Jűzabur˘ Nakamura Shichinosuke II
Togishi Yokubei Kataoka Kamez˘ IV
Naganuma Rokur˘ Nakamura Shid˘ II

2 ~ 26 June 2003: 5th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ V and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Danshichi Kurobŕ, Tokubŕ's wife Otatsu Nakamura Kankur˘ V
Issun Tokubŕ Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Tsuribune Sabu Band˘ Yajűr˘
Danshichi's wife Okaji Nakamura Senjaku III
The courtesan Kotoura Nakamura Shichinosuke II
Tamashima Isonoj˘ Nakamura Shid˘ II
Mikawaya Giheiji Sasano Takashi

March 2005: Nakamura Kankur˘ V takes the name of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII.

5 ~ 26 June 2005: 6th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki (the first one without Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII), which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Sakura Hime" is produced by the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Princess Sakura Nakamura Fukusuke IX
The priest Seigen, Tsurigane Gonsuke Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Zangetsu Band˘ Yajűr˘
Nagaura Nakamura Senjaku III
Iruma Akugor˘ Nakamura Kantar˘ II
Awazu Shichir˘ Nakamura Shichinosuke II

18 March ~ 24 April 2006: 7th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Yotsuya Kaidan" is coproduced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged in 2 different productions; the first one (minamiban) is similar to the 1994 Coocon Kabuki, with Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII playing the roles of Oiwa, Kobotoke Kohei and Sat˘ Yomoshichi, while Nakamura Hashinosuke III plays the role of Tamiya Iemon; the second version (kitaban) includes the rarely-staged act IV, with its 2 scenes "the Misumi house in Fukagawa" and "the refuge of the Oshioda family".

Casting for the minamiban production:

Roles Actors
Oiwa, Sat˘ Yomoshichi, Kobotoke Kohei Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII
Tamiya Iemon Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Naosuke Gonbŕ Band˘ Yajűr˘
It˘ Kihei, Okuma, Butaiban Sasano Takashi
Takuetsu Kataoka Kamez˘ IV
Osode, Ohana Nakamura Senjaku III
Oume Nakamura Shichinosuke II

Casting for the kitaban production:

Roles Actors
Oiwa, Naosuke Gonbŕ Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII
Tamiya Iemon, Oshioda Matanoj˘ Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Sat˘ Yomoshichi, Kobotoke Kohei Nakamura Senjaku III
Yotsuya Samon, Hotoke no Magobei Band˘ Yajűr˘
It˘ Kihei, Okuma, Takuetsu Sasano Takashi
Akiyama Ch˘bŕ Kataoka Kamez˘ IV
Osode Nakamura Shichinosuke II
Oume Band˘ Shingo

7 ~ 28 June 2007: 8th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Sannin Kichisa" is coproduced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Osh˘ Kichisa Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII
Ob˘ Kichisa Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Oj˘ Kichisa Nakamura Fukusuke IX
Jűzabur˘ Nakamura Kantar˘ II
Otose Nakamura Shichinosuke II
Togishi Yokubei Kataoka Kamez˘ IV
Dozaemon Denkichi Sasano Takashi

10 ~ 29 June 2008: 9th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is coproduced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi, and is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Danshichi Kurobŕ Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII
Issun Tokubŕ Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Tsuribune Sabu Band˘ Yajűr˘
Danshichi's wife Okaji Nakamura Senjaku III
Tokubŕ's wife Otatsu Nakamura Shichinosuke II/Nakamura Kantar˘ II
Tamashima Isonoj˘ Nakamura Kantar˘ II/???
The keisei Kotoura Nakamura Shichinosuke II/???
Mikawaya Giheiji Sasano Takashi

9 ~ 30 July 2009: 10th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime" is coproduced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi; the main actors are Nakamura Kanzabur˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke and the non-Kabuki actor Sasano Takashi [more details].

3 ~ 27 June 2010: 11th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. "Sakura Giminden" is coproduced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi; the main actors are Nakamura Kanzabur˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Sasano Takashi and Nakamura Shichinosuke [more details].

6 ~ 27 June 2011: 12th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. Tsuruya Nanboku IV's "Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu" is produced by the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi; the main actors are Nakamura Hashinosuke, Onoe Kikunosuke, Nakamura Kantar˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘ and Band˘ Shingo [more details].

15 June ~ 7 July 2012: 13th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The drama "Tennichib˘", based on Kawatake Mokuami's long-forgotten drama "Gojűsan Tsugi Tennichib˘" is produced by the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi; the main actors Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke and Nakamura Shid˘ [more details].

6 ~ 28 June 2014: 14th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Sannin Kichisa" is staged for the third times, coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ VI and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi. There are 4 non-Kabuki actors in the casting [more details].

6 ~ 29 June 2016: 15th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon. The play "Yotsuya Kaidan" is staged for the third times, coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ VI and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi. There are 3 non-Kabuki actors in the casting [more details].

Cocoon Kabuki 2006

Cocoon Kabuki 2007

 
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