KANAMARUZA
City Kotohira (City), Kagawa (Prefecture), Shikoku (Island)
History

10th lunar month of 1835: building of the theater.

June 1985 (3 days/5 performances): first edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai (Grand Kabuki at the Kompira Shrine on the Island of Shikoku). The program is made up of "Saikai Zakura Misome no Kiyomizu" and "Niwaka Jishi". It stars Nakamura Kichiemon, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX, Ichimura Yoshigor˘, Ichimura Kakitsu and Nakamura Kangor˘ XIII.

April 1986 (3 days/6 performances): 2nd edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The program is made up of "Kiwametsuki Banzui Ch˘bei" and "Yami no Ume Hyaku Monogatari". It stars Nakamura Kichiemon, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Band˘ Keiz˘ and Ichikawa Shinsha.

April 1987 (7 days/14 performances): 3rd edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "K˘chiyama", "Tsuri Onna", "Numazu" and "Yashiki Musume". It stars Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Ichikawa Shinsha and Nakamura Kangor˘ XIII.

April 1988 (10 days/20 performances): 4th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Ishikiri Kajiwara", "Osome no Nanayaku", "Shunkan" and "B˘ Shibari". It stars Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Ichimura Kakitsu and Sawamura Sh˘nosuke.

April 1989 (10 days/20 performances): 5th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Domo Mata", "Kagami Jishi", "Keisei Awa no Naruto" and "Kanjinch˘". It stars Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Tomotar˘, Nakamura Hirotar˘, Kataoka Ichiz˘ V, Ichikawa Unosuke, Kataoka Jűz˘ and Sawamura Yoshijir˘.

April 1990 (11 days/22 performances): 6th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Renjishi", "Kirare Yosa", "Chatsubo" and "Shiranami Gonin Otoko". It stars Onoe Kikugor˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IX, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Band˘ Yasosuke, Nakamura Shibajaku, Band˘ Shűch˘, Band˘ Sh˘nosuke, Onoe Kikuz˘ VI and Ichimura Tsuruz˘.

September 1990 (3 days/6 performances): the Chikamatsuza tour stops at the Kanamaruza. The program is made up of "Horikawa" and "Yukari no Tsuki". It stars Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Tomotar˘, Nakamura Hirotar˘, Band˘ Takesabur˘ and Ichikawa Shinsha.

April 1991 (13 days/26 performances): 7th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Hikimado", "Migawari Zazen", "Matsuura no Taiko" and "Yoshinoyama" It stars Kataoka Takao, Nakamura Kankur˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Ichimura Kakitsu, Ichikawa Shinsha, Ichikawa Otora and Kamimura Kichiya V.

April 1992 (14 days/28 performances): 8th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", "Ky˘ Ningy˘", "Gion Ichiriki Jaya" and "Tachi Nusubito". It stars Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Matsue, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Ichikawa Shinsha, Matsumoto Kingo and Onoe Matsuya.

April 1993 (15 days/30 performances): 9th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Natsu Matsuri", "Ukare B˘zu", "Shiokumi", "Sakanaya S˘gor˘" and "Takatsuki". It stars Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Tomotar˘, Nakamura Hirotar˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Band˘ Kichiya II and Ichikawa Otora.

April 1994 (17 days/34 performances): 10th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Kuzu-no-Ha", "Meoto D˘j˘ji", "Shidoji" and "Modoribashi". It stars Nakamura Shikan, Ichikawa Sadanji, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke, Ichimura Kakitsu and Ichikawa Otora.

May 1995 (18 days/36 performances): 11th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Toribeyama Shinjű", "Kuruwa Bunsh˘", "Kirare Yosa" and "Yashiki Musume". This program celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Sh˘chiku Company. It stars Nakamura Baigyoku, Kataoka Gat˘, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura T˘z˘, Kataoka Roen, Kataoka Shinnosuke, Nakamura Tamatar˘ and Kamimura Kichiya.

April 1996 (18 days/36 performances): 12th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Uir˘ Uri", "Sushiya", "Tenaraiko", "Kumagai Jin'ya" and "Sagi Musume". It stars Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘ III, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Nakamura Shibajaku, Ichimura Kakitsu, Ichikawa Unosuke, Kataoka Jűz˘ and Ichikawa Shinnosuke.

May 1997 (18 days/36 performances): 13th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Banch˘ Sarayashiki", "Migawari Zazen", "Hagoromo", "Jitsuroku Sendai Hagi" and "Tachi Nusubito". It stars Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Kataoka Gat˘, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura T˘z˘, Kataoka Roen, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Kataoka Shinnosuke, Nakamura Tamatar˘ and Nakamura Utae.

April 1998 (18 days/36 performances): 14th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Genta Kand˘", "Ky˘ Ningy˘", "Sannin Kichisa", "Domo Mata" and "Yami no Ume Hyaku Monogatari". It stars Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IX, Onoe Kikunosuke, Onoe Tatsunosuke, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Band˘ Shűch˘ and Sawamura Tetsunosuke.

April 1999 (18 days/36 performances): 15th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Chűj˘hime Koseki no Matsu", "Shinkei Kasane-ga-Fuchi", "Tomo Yakko", "Shimpan Ukina no Yomiuri" and "Kasane". It stars Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Matsumoto K˘emon and Sawamura Tetsunosuke.

October 1999 (7 days/14 performances): a special Buy˘ program to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The programs are made up of "Ame no Gor˘", "Masakado", "Migawari Zazen", "Ochiudo" and "Tomoe Gozen". It stars Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘, Nakamura Kichinoj˘ and Nakamura Utae.

April 2000 (15 days/30 performances): 16th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Yoshinoyama", "Shi-no-Kiri", "Tepp˘ Watashi/Futatsudama/Kampei Harakiri" and "ďmi no Okane". It stars Onoe Kikugor˘, Sawamura Tanosuke, Nakamura Shibajaku, Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Danz˘, Band˘ Sh˘nosuke and Onoe Matsusuke.

April 2001 (16 days/32 performances): 17th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Nozaki-mura", "Fuji Musume", "Oshi no Fusuma Koi no Mutsugoto", "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" and "Ninin D˘j˘ji". It stars Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Tokiz˘, ďtani Tomoemon, Sawamura Tetsunosuke, Ichikawa Otora and Sawamura S˘nosuke.

April 2002 (16 days/32 performances): 18th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Suzu-ga-Mori", "Kirare Yosa", "Sushiya" and "Futa Omote Mizu ni Terutsuki". It stars Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Takesabur˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Kataoka Ainosuke, Band˘ Kichiya II, Band˘ Yajűr˘ and Sawamura S˘nosuke.

April 2003 (16 days/32 performances): 19th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Narukami", "Yakko D˘j˘ji" and "Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami". It stars Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Band˘ Shűch˘, Kataoka Roen, Ichimura Kakitsu and Ichikawa Unosuke.

April 2004 (16 days/32 performances): 20th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai, which celebrates the shűmei of Nakamura Kaishun. The two programs are made up of "Saikai Zakura Misome no Kiyomizu", "Omatsuri" and "Hagoromo". It stars Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘ and Sawamura Yoshijir˘.

April 2005 (16 days/32 performances): 21st edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Keya-mura", "Migawari Zazen", "Kompira no Danmari", "Musume Kagekiyo Yashima Nikki" and "Tsuri Onna". It stars Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Kichinoj˘ and Nakamura Hayato.

April 2006 (19 days/38 performances): 22nd edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Tepp˘ Watashi/Futatsudama/Kampei Harakiri", "Asazuma Bune", "Makasho", "Ukiyozuka Hiyoku no Inazuma" and "Kasane". It stars Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichimura Kakitsu, Ichikawa Unosuke, Kataoka Ichiz˘ and Band˘ Shűch˘.

September 2006 (3 days/5 performances): the Kabuki Tour in the Western Provinces stops at the Kanamaruza. It celebrates the shűmei of the star Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII. The two programs are made up of "Jusshuk˘", "Migawari Zazen", "Ko-no-Mi/Kokingo Uchijini" and "Sushiya". It stars Nakamura Kanzabur˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Genzaemon, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke and Band˘ Shingo.

April 2007 (14 days/28 performances): 23rd edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Sh˘fudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri", "Kuzu-no-Ha", "Hanabusa Shűjaku no Shishi", "Domo Mata" and "Meoto D˘j˘ji". It stars Sakata T˘jűr˘, Nakamura Kanjaku, Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Ainosuke and Kataoka Takatar˘.

April 2008 (19 days/38 performances): 24th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Sum˘ba", "Tachi Nusubito", "Shibaraku", "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" and "Tomo Yakko". It stars Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Ichikawa Unosuke, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Ichikawa Omez˘, Band˘ Kametoshi, Onoe Matsuya and Onoe Ukon.

April 2009 (19 days/38 performances): 25th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Shunkan", "Ninokuchi-mura", "Migawari Zazen", "Numazu" and "Yami no Ume Hyaku Monogatari". It stars Nakamura Kanzabur˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Nakamura Kantar˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke.

April 2010 (16 days/32 performances): 26th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Yoshikata Saigo", "B˘ Shibari", "Ukiyo Buro" and "Katakiuchi Tengajaya-mura". It stars Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakamura Kanjaku, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Nakamura Kikaku, Nakamura Kazutar˘ and Onoe Ukon.

April 2011 (16 days/32 performances): 27th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai. The two programs are made up of "Kumagai Jin'ya", "K˘chiyama", "Gozonji Suzu-ga-Mori", "Fuji Musume" and "Koi Tsukami". It stars Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Baigyoku, Ichikawa Somegor˘ and Nakamura T˘z˘.

April 2012 (18 days/36 performances): 28th edition of the Shikoku Kompira Kabuki ďshibai, which celebrates the shűmei of both Nakamura Matagor˘ III and his son Nakamura Kash˘ IV. The two programs are made up of "Sh˘fudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri", "Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri", "Modori Kago Iro ni Aikata", a k˘j˘ and "Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata"; It also stars Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Kinnosuke and Nakamura Karoku.

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