IWAI-MAKU

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

The iwai-maku for the shűmei of Nakamura Kankur˘ VI
The iwai-maku for the shűmei of Ichikawa En'˘ II and Ichikawa Ennosuke IV and the hatsu butai of Ichikawa Chűsha IX and Ichikawa Danko V
The iwai-maku for the shűmei of Nakamura Matagor˘ III and Nakamura Kash˘ IV
The iwai-maku for the shűmei of Onoe Sakon III
The iwai-maku for the drama "Kotohoide Mimasu Kagekiyo", which was staged by Ichikawa Ebiz˘ XI in September 2014 at the Minamiza
The iwai-maku for the 2015 shűmei of Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV
The iwai-maku for the March 2016 shűmei of Nakamura Jakuemon V at the Kabukiza
The iwai-maku for the October 2016 shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII and his three sons at the Kabukiza
The iwai-maku for the November 2016 shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII and his three sons at the Kabukiza
The iwai-maku for the January 2017 shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII and his three sons at the Sh˘chikuza
The iwai-maku for the January 2017 shűmei of Ichikawa Udanji III and his son at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘
Courtesy of Trevor Skingle
The iwai-maku for the February 2017 hatsu butai of Nakamura Kantar˘ III and Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ II at the Kabukiza
The iwai-maku for the April 2017 shűmei of Nakamura Jakuemon V at the Kanamaruza
Courtesy of Kaneko Miki
The iwai-maku in January 2018 at the Kabukiza for the 3-generation K˘raiya shűmei (K˘raiya Sandai Shűmei) of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII
Courtesy of Ted Jagoda
The iwai-maku in January 2018 at the Kabukiza for the 3-generation K˘raiya shűmei (K˘raiya Sandai Shűmei) of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII
The iwai-maku designed by Kusama Yayoi in February 2018 at the Kabukiza for the 3-generation K˘raiya shűmei (K˘raiya Sandai Shűmei) of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII
The iwai-maku designed by Kusama Yayoi in February 2018 at the Kabukiza for the 3-generation K˘raiya shűmei (K˘raiya Sandai Shűmei) of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII
The iwai-maku designed by Kusama Yayoi in February 2018 at the Kabukiza for the 3-generation K˘raiya shűmei (K˘raiya Sandai Shűmei) of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII
The iwai-maku in April 2018 at the Misonoza for the shűmei of Matsumoto Haku˘ II and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X
The iwai-maku in April 2018 at the Misonoza for the shűmei of Matsumoto Haku˘ II and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X
 
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