DECEMBER 2018

2 shows in Ky˘to (Minamiza) and 3 in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre)!

Minamiza (Ky˘to)
Dates 1 ~ 26 December 2018
Kichirei Kaomise K˘gy˘
Annual Festive Face-Showing Performances
MatinÚe

Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Terakoya)

Toribeyama Shinjű

Jiisan Baasan

Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (Ninokuchi-mura)

Evening

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura

  • Ko-no-Mi
  • Kokingo Uchijini
  • Sushiya
  • Men Kaburi

    Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami

  • Hamamatsuya
  • Inasegawa Seizoroi
  • Sanja Matsuri

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Sakata T˘jűr˘, Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Ainosuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Ichikawa Udanji, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Band˘ Takesabur˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Nakamura Kikaku, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Kataoka Sennosuke, Nakamura Takanosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Jűjir˘, Kataoka Matsunosuke

    Comments

    The traditional kaomise in Ky˘to. The first one since the reopening of the theater in Spring 2018 and ... the last one for the Heisei era.


    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 26 December 2018
    Program

    Z˘ho Futatsu Domoe (Ishikawa Goemon)

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Onoe Kikunosuke, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Matagor˘

    Comments

    Revival at the National Theatre of Segawa Jok˘ III's 1861 drama "Z˘ho Futatsu Domoe", commonly called "Ishikawa Goemon", with the rarely-staged "Mibu-mura" act.

    Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 December 2018
    Jűnigatsu ďkabuki
    December Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    K˘suke Mochi

    Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri
    (Osome no Nanayaku)

    Evening A

    Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki (Akoya)

    Anma to Dorob˘

    Ninin Fuji Musume

    Evening B

    Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki (Akoya)

    Anma to Dorob˘

    Keisei Yuki no Yoshiwara

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Kataoka Kamez˘, Ichimura Manjir˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Ichikawa Chűsha, Onoe Matsuya, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Band˘ Kamez˘, Nakamura Baishi, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa Emiya, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘, Nakamura Kotar˘, Ichikawa En'ya, Nakamura Mantar˘, ďtani Hirotar˘, Ichimura Takematsu, Nakamura Kamenoj˘

    Comments

    The programs for the December Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza. There are two different evening programs:

  • MatinÚe: Nakamura Kazutar˘ plays seven roles in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Osome no Nanayaku" under the supervision of Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘. Onoe Matsuya plays the leading role of "K˘suke Mochi", a drama associated to the Nakamura Ganjir˘ line of actors.
  • Program A: staged the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 24th and 26th of December 2018. Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ plays the prestigious role of Akoya in the eponymous drama "Akoya". Nakamura Baishi and Nakamura Kotar˘ perform in "Ninin Fuji Musume", the "Two Wisteria Maidens".
  • Program B: staged the 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd and 25th of December 2018. The role of Akoya is played for the very first time by two young onnagata actors: Nakamura Baishi (4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 22nd and 25th of December 2018) and Nakamura Kotar˘ (5th, 9th, 15th, 19th and 23rd of December 2018). Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ plays for the very first time the comical role of Iwanaga Saemon, a male villain role! He is also the star of the newly-created dance-drama "Keisei Yuki no Yoshiwara".
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