IWAI-MAKU

An iwai-maku was a special celebration curtain used in a Kabuki theater to celebrate an important event like a shūmei or a special Kabuki program.

The iwai-maku for the shūmei of Nakamura Kankurō VI
The iwai-maku for the shūmei of Ichikawa En'ō II and Ichikawa Ennosuke IV and the hatsubutai of Ichikawa Chūsha IX and Ichikawa Danko V
The iwai-maku for the shūmei of Nakamura Matagorō III and Nakamura Kashō IV
The iwai-maku for the shūmei of Onoe Sakon III
The iwai-maku for the drama "Kotohoide Mimasu Kagekiyo", which was staged by Ichikawa Ebizō XI in September 2014 at the Minamiza
The iwai-maku for the October 2016 shūmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII and his three sons at the Kabukiza
The iwai-maku for the November 2016 shūmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII and his three sons at the Kabukiza
The iwai-maku for the January 2017 shūmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII and his three sons at the Shōchikuza
The iwai-maku for the January 2017 shūmei of Ichikawa Udanji III and his son at the Shinbashi Enbujō
Courtesy of Trevor Skingle
 
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