JULY 2017

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 2 tours (Eastern Provinces, Central Provinces)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates ??? ~ ??? July 2017 (Shichigatsu Hanagata Kabuki)
July Young Actors Kabuki
MatinÚe

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Evening

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Casting

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Comments

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Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
Dates 3 ~ 27 July 2017 (Kansai Kabuki o Ai Suru Kai Shichigatsu ďkabuki)
The 26th Kansai Kabuki Lovers Society July Grand Kabuki
MatinÚe

Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami

  • Sumiyoshi Torii Mae
  • Tsuribune Sabu Uchi
  • Nagamachi Ura
  • Ninin D˘j˘ji

    Evening

    Shitadashi Sanbas˘

    Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Onoe Matsuya

    Comments

    26th edition of the Kansai Kabuki Lovers Society July Grand Kabuki in ďsaka.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 24 July 2017 (Shichigatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    July Kabuki Appreciation Class
    Program

    Kabuki no Mikata

    Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki

  • Higaki Jaya
  • Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari
  • Casting

    Onoe Kikunosuke, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Nakamura Baishi, Onoe Ukon

    Comments

    Educational program at the National Theatre called Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitu ("Kabuki Appreciation Class"). This is a very interesting formula for the beginners because there is lively presentation of Kabuki (or some aspects of the art like music, stage tricks or fighting scenes) on stage, followed by a drama ("Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari").

    Kabuki Tour in the Central Provinces
    Dates 30 June ~ 30 July 2017 (Sh˘chiku ďkabuki)
    Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki
    Program

    Imoseyama Onna Teikin
    (Mikasayama Goten)

    K˘j˘

    Tachi Nusubito

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Jakuemon, ďtani Tomoemon, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Nakamura Kichinoj˘

    Comments

    The usual July Grand Kabuki Tour in the central provinces. Nakamura Jakuemon V celebrates his shűmei.

  • Mikasayama Goten: a fantastic Kabuki period play showing intrigues in the imperial court in the earliest days of Japan. The dictator Soga no Iruka has set up his own court and now seeks to destroy his opponent Kamatari. A mysterious fisherman named Fukashichi (Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon) comes as a messenger from Kamatari, claiming to bring a message of surrender. Meanwhile, Iruka's younger sister, Princess Tachibana (Nakamura Yonekichi) has fallen in love with a handsome young man named Motome (Nakamura Kash˘). But Motome is actually the son of Kamatari and says that he will only grant her love if she will cut off Iruka's head. Moreover, a country girl named Omiwa (Nakamura Jakuemon) has also followed Motome. Omiwa's blood and the work of all these people combined are what is necessary to finally defeat the magical powers of the evil Iruka. Featuring ďtani Tomoemon in the role of Omura.
  • K˘j˘: the close relationship between the actors and the audience is shown by these stage announcements, lavish ceremonies to commemorate various important events. In this case, all the stars of the cast assemble to celebrate the shűmei of Nakamura Jakuemon V.
  • Tachi Nusubito: the farces of the classical Ky˘gen theater have universal appeal, showing the relationships of masters and servants and husbands and wives. In this particular dance play, a farmer named Manbŕ (Nakamura Tanenosuke) carries a precious sword, which is made of gold. The thief Kurobŕ (Nakamura Matagor˘) quietly removes the sword from Manbŕ in a crowd. When Manbŕ finds his sword missing and notices Kurobŕ wearing it, a loud dispute ensues. Manbŕ and Kurobŕ must both explain who owns the sword, first in words, then in dance to a magistrate (Nakamura Kichinoj˘), who must try to figure out who tells the truth.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces
    Dates 30 June ~ 31 July 2017 (Sh˘chiku ďkabuki)
    Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki
    Program

    Sh˘j˘

    K˘j˘

    Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki (Kumagai Jin'ya)

    Casting

    Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Baika

    Comments

    The usual July Grand Kabuki Tour in the eastern provinces. Nakamura Shikan VIII and two of his three sons, Nakamura Hashinosuke IV and Nakamura Fukunosuke III, celebrate their shűmei.

  • Sh˘j˘: the sh˘j˘ is a mythical sake-loving spirit that lives in the sea. In this dance, a sake seller has a mysterious customer that appears daily and drinks enormous amounts with great satisfaction. The sake seller has a dream with instructions to go by the beach with a large tub of sake. As it turns out, the customer has actually been the sh˘j˘ in disguise. The dance shows three sh˘j˘ as they drink and dance joyfully. Starring Nakamura Kinnosuke, Nakamura Hashinosuke and Nakamura Fukunosuke as the sh˘j˘ and Nakamura Baika as the sake seller.
  • K˘j˘: the close relationship between the actors and the audience is shown by these stage announcements, lavish ceremonies to commemorate various important events. In this case, all the stars of the cast assemble to celebrate the shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII, Nakamura Hashinosuke IV and Nakamura Fukunosuke III.
  • Kumagai Jin'ya: this play is a dramatization of the clash between the Genji general Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane and the Heike warrior Taira no Atsumori at the battle of Ichi-no-Tani, one of the most famous passages of the epic "Tales of the Heike". In the Kabuki version, on the cryptic orders of the Genji leader Yoshitsune, Kumagai hides the enemy warrior Atsumori and has his own son take the warrior's place. On the battlefield, Kumagai has to kill his own son in Atsumori's place. Things become worse when his wife Sagami and Atsumori's mother Fuji-no-Kata arrive at his camp. In the highlight of the play, he tells them the story of his mortal battle with Atsumori, keeping Atsumori's well-being and his own sacrifice a secret. He then shows the head of Atsumori for inspection by his leader to see if he has interpreted his orders correctly. This performance stars Nakamura Shikan as Kumagai, with Nakamura Senjaku as Kumagai's wife Sagami, Ichikawa Komaz˘ as Fuji-no-Kata, Nakamura Baigyoku as Yoshitsune and Nakamura Karoku as Midaroku. Featuring alternatively Nakamura Hashinosuke or Nakamura Fukunosuke in the role of Tsutsumi Gunji.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

     
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