Cancellation of one Kabuki program in February 2021 due to coronavirus (COVID-19)!!!

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza), 2 in Fukuoka (Hakataza), 1 in Midori (Nagame Yoky˘j˘) and 1 in Naruto (ďtsuka Museum of Art)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 2 ~ 27 February 2021
Nigatsu ďkabuki
February Grand Kabuki
1st program

Honch˘ Nijűshik˘ (Jusshuk˘)

Dorob˘ to Wakatono

2nd program

Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri

  • Koume Tabakoya
  • Kawaramachi Aburaya
  • Kanda Matsuri

    3rd program

    ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara (Sodehagi Saimon)



    Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Nakamura Kankur˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Minosuke, Nakamura Karoku, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Band˘ Kamez˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Nakamura Kikaku, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘, Ichikawa Omez˘, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Kangyoku, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Mantar˘, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Tamatar˘, Nakamura Utanosuke, Ichikawa Otora, Onoe Sakon, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Nakamura Kantar˘, Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘, Terajima Mahoro


    The February Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza. The third program commemorates the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial services) of the passing away of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII.

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 11 ~ 24 February 2021
    Nigatsu Hanagata Kabuki
    February Young Actors Kabuki

    Sh˘fudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri

    Matsuura no Taiko


    Genroku Chűshingura
    (Ohama Goten Tsunatoyo-ky˘)

    Genroku Hanami Odori


    Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Emiya, Sawamura S˘nosuke, Nakamura Yonekichi, Nakamura Kash˘, ďtani Hirotar˘, Arashi Kitsusabur˘


    Young actors performing at the Hakataza.

  • Kusazuri:
    (the Tug-of-War Over the Armor)
    A short dance in the oldest style of Kabuki, leisurely and full of humor, combining the charm of an onnagata female role specialist with the larger-than-life heroism of the bombastic aragoto style of acting. The strong woman Maizuru stops the powerful, but rash, warrior Soga no Gor˘ from rushing to a fight by pulling on the set of armor he is carrying. Starring Nakamura Yonekichi and Nakamura Kash˘ as Maizuru and Gor˘.
  • Matsuura no Taiko: Lord Matsuura (Matsumoto K˘shir˘) lives next door to the enemy of the loyal retainers and is disgusted because they do not seem to be interested in avenging the death of the lord. He is especially upset because he studied with the same fighting teacher as Kuranosuke, the senior retainer who should be leading the vendetta. Moreover, he learns from the haiku teacher Takarai Kikaku (Arashi Kitsusabur˘) that his student ďtaka Gengo (Ichikawa En'ya) who should be part of the vendetta left a poem suggesting that he was forgetting his former lord and going to take service with another samurai lord. Gengo's sister Onui (Nakamura Kazutar˘) serves Lord Matsuura and in disgust he is about to dismiss her, when there is a disturbance from next door. The attack has begun, and in joy, Lord Matsuura counts out the strokes of the drum, struck in a pattern that is only known by students of his fighting teacher.
  • Ohama Goten: there are few plays more popular in Kabuki than "Chűshingura" or the Treasury of the Forty-Seven Loyal Retainers. In the modern period, this play was reworked by Mayama Seika as "Genroku Chűshingura", a play focusing on different incidents and different characters in this revenge classic adding historical details reflecting the Genroku period. One of the most popular parts of this play shows the man that will be the next Sh˘gun, seemingly detached from the vendetta, but in fact, intensely interested in the progress of the quest of the band of loyal retainers. Starring Matsumoto K˘shir˘ as Lord Tsunatoyo and Nakamura Kash˘ as Tominomori Sukeĺemon. With Nakamura Yonekichi as Okiyo, Nakamura Kazutar˘ as Ejima and Ichikawa En'ya as Tsunatoyoĺs teacher Arai Kageyű.
  • Genroku Hanami Odori:
    (Viewing the Cherry Blossoms in the Genroku Period)
    It is in the Genroku period (late 17th century) and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom on the hill of Ueno in Edo (present day T˘ky˘). Men and women dressed up in showy outfits gather to view cherry blossoms and begin to dance. After the song about the custom of flower viewing in Kyoto, the drunken people start a lively dance. The dance under the cherry blossoms continues endlessly. Starring Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Sawamura S˘nosuke and all the young members of the troupe.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Nagame Yoky˘j˘ (Midori)
    Dates 23 February 2021
    Yű no Kai

    Yuki no Sato Himeru Chűshin

    Sukeroku (Buy˘)


    ďtani Keiz˘, ďtani Ryűsei


    2nd edition of the Yű no Kai, a gala which stars ďtani Keiz˘ and his son ďtani Ryűsei, at the Nagame Yoky˘j˘ (Nagame Entertainment Theater), a traditional wooden-built theater (1937) in the city of Midori in Gunma Prefecture. This gala was initially scheduled to happen in April 2020 but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

    ďtsuka Museum of Art (Naruto)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? February 2021 [CANCELLED]
    Sistine Kabuki





    The 11th edition of the Sistine Kabuki, a Kabuki program within the Sistine Hall of the ďtsuka Museum of Art, which is located in the city of Naruto (Tokushima prefecture), has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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