MAY 2017

5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Meijiza, National Theatre) and 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 3 ~ 27 May 2017 (Dankikusai Gogatsu ďkabuki)
Dankikusai May Grand Kabuki
MatinÚe

Kajiwara Heiz˘ Homare no Ishikiri
(Ishikiri Kajiwara)

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshinoyama)

Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa
(Sakanaya S˘gor˘)

Evening

Kotobuki Soga no Taimen

Meiboku Sendai Hagi

  • Goten
  • Yukashita
  • Taiketsu
  • Ninj˘
  • Yayoi no Hana Asakusa Matsuri

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Band˘ Rakuzen, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Band˘ Kamez˘, Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Onoe Kikunosuke, Onoe Sh˘roku, Ichikawa Danz˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Baishi, Ichimura Manjir˘, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘, Onoe Matsuya, Ichimura Takematsu, Onoe Ukon, Band˘ Kamesabur˘, Terajima Mahoro

    Comments

    The great yearly Dankiku festival for the Naritaya and Otowaya guilds, which commemorates 2 great stars of the Meiji era: Dan = Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX and Kiku = Onoe Kikugor˘ V. An important 3-generation shűmei for the Band˘ branch of the Otowaya guild this month at the Kabukiza! Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII, his two sons Band˘ Kamesabur˘ V and Band˘ Kametoshi respectively take the names of Band˘ Rakuzen, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IX and Band˘ Kamez˘ III. Moreover, Band˘ Kamesabur˘'s son Band˘ Yűta makes his hatsubutai and receives the name of Band˘ Kamesabur˘ VI. Moreover, the 22nd and 16th anniversaries (23rd and 17th memorial services) of the passing away of Onoe Baik˘ VII and Ichimura Uzaemon XVII are commemorated. Another special event : Terajima Mahoro, the grandson of Living National Treasure Onoe Kikugor˘ and son of the actress Terajima Shinobu makes his first stage appearance (omemie).

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 May 2017 (Gogatsu Hanagata Kabuki)
    May Young Actors Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    Modori Kago Iro ni Aikata

    Kin no Zai Sarushima Dairi
    t˘shi ky˘gen production ending with the spectacular dance-drama "Futa Omote D˘j˘ji"

    Evening

    Shinpan Utazaimon (Nozaki-mura)

    Kaidan Chibusa no Enoki

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Band˘ Takesabur˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Juen, Nakamura Kotar˘, Nakamura Kash˘

    Comments

    Two Kabuki programs with young actors of the Omodakaya and Nakamuraya guilds. This is also the 20th anniversary of the Sh˘chikuza which is celebrated.

    Meijiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 27 May 2017 (Gogatsu Hanagata Kabuki)
    May Young Actors Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    Tsukigata Hanpeita

    Sannin Renjishi

    Evening

    Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden

    Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke

    Comments

    May Young Actors Kabuki performances at the Meijiza with a troupe led by Kataoka Ainosuke.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 11 ~ 22 May 2017 (Zenshinza Gogatsu K˘en)
    Zenshinza May Performances
    Program

    Ura Nagaya S˘d˘ki

    Casting

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    Comments

    The usual Zenshinza May program at the National Theatre! "Ura Nagaya S˘d˘ki" is a newly-created drama which was written by the veteran movie director Yamada Y˘ji and which was based on two famous rakugo stories, "Rakuda" and "Ido no Chawan".

     
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