11th lunar month of 1784: premiere at the Kiriza (Edo) of the Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To", which was performed within the drama "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura" with the following casting:
2nd lunar month of 1785: Segawa Kikunoj˘ III performed at the Kiriza all the roles of a Nagauta-based 5-role hengemono, which was entitled "Haru-ha Mukashi Yukari no Hanabusa". 2 of these roles became independent dances, which are still part of the current repertoire: "Hane no Kamuro" (a kamuro with a Japanese battledore and shuttlecock racket) and "Shirozake Uri" (the sweet white sake seller).
11th lunar month of 1793: reopening of the Kiriza after the closing of the Ichimuraza; the kaomise drama "Matsu no Tayű Yuki no Datezome", whose plot and characters belonged to the "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" world and which celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Minosuke I, was staged with the actors Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, Morita Kan'ya VIII, Nakamura Kumetar˘ II, Nakamura Sukegor˘ II, Ichikawa Komaz˘ III and Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I.
6th lunar month of 1795: the drama "Miura no ďsuke ďbai Tazuna" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Kiriza, with the following casting:
9th lunar month of 1796: the play "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Kiriza with the following casting:
6th lunar month of 1797: the dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" was revived for the first time, at the Kiriza, with the following casting:
1st lunar month of 1798: premiere at the Kiriza (Edo) of Namiki Gohei I's play "Tomioka Koi no Yamabiraki", commonly called "Ninin Shinbŕ", which is staged with the following casting:
9th lunar month of 1798: last performances at the Kiriza. The license was given back to the Ichimuraza, which reopened in the 11th lunar month of 1798.
9th lunar month of 1815: the Ichimuraza went bankrupt and gave its license to the Kiriza.
12th day of the 1st lunar month of 1817: a fire broke out in the district of Norimono-ch˘ and destroyed both the Nakamuraza and the Kiriza.
10th lunar month of 1817: the Kiriza went bankrupt and had to hand over its license for Kabuki performances to the Miyakoza. Ichikawa Dannosuke III fell ill and, because of both illness and the heavy burden of the Kiriza debts, committed suicide the 2nd of the 11th lunar month of 1817.
|The cover of the ehon banzuke of the 1793 kaomise program at the Kiriza|
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