MARCH 2019

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, EX THEATER), 2 in Ky˘to (Minamiza), 1 in Fukuoka (Hakataza), 1 in ďsaka (Orix Theater), 1 in Sapporo (Waku Waku Holiday Hall) and 1 tour (Nakamura Shichinosuke Special Tour)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza!
  • ??? perform at the National Theatre
  • Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ and Band˘ Kamez˘ perform at the Minamiza
  • Kataoka Ainosuke, Onoe Matsuya and Nakamura Kazutar˘ perform at the Hakataza!
  • Ichikawa Ebiz˘ performs at the EX THEATER, the Orix Theater and the Waku Waku Holiday Hall!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? March 2019
    Sangatsu ďkabuki
    March Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

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    Evening

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    Casting

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    Comments

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    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? March 2019
    Program

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    Casting

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    Comments

    The usual March Kabuki performances at the National Theatre.

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 March 2019
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Tokubetsu Buy˘ K˘en
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Special Dance Performances
    Program

    Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki (Akoya)

    Tachi Nusubito

    Keisei Yuki no Yoshiwara

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Band˘ Kamez˘

    Comments

    A special Kabuki program in Ky˘to at the Minamiza starring the amazing Living National Treasure onnagata Band˘ Tamasabur˘ .

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 3 ~ 24 March 2019
    Sangatsu Hanagata Kabuki
    March Young Actors Kabuki
    Program

    Waki Noboru Mizu-ni Koi Taki (Koi Tsukami)

    Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke, Onoe Matsuya, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Ichikawa Omez˘, Sawamura S˘nosuke, ďtani Keiz˘, Ichimura Kitsutar˘

    Comments

    Young actors performing at the Hakataza to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Hakataza.

  • Koi Tsukami: Tawara no T˘ta Hidesato fights against a giant centipede at Mt. Mikami in ďmi Province. The guardian deity of Lake Biwa appears and gives him a sacred sword. T˘ta slays the centipede with the sword. In Lake Biwa the Golden Carp, Carps King's son, is about to turn into a dragon but it becomes cirrupt by the poisonous blood of the slain centipede flown into the lake. The Golden Carp loses its hope to turn into a dragon. The Carps King resents that and vows to curse the Tawara clan eternally. Years have passed and the sacred sword is now the family heirloom of the Tsuri clan, whose ancestors were from the Tawara clan. The yakko Setahei, at the service of the Tsuri clan, finds out that some evil retainers are plotting to take over the clan. He struggles to prevent it. Princess Kozakura of the Tsuri clan longs for Takimado Shiganosuke, a page whom she met in the Kiyomizu Temple. As they meet secretly at the Tsuri mansion, an envoy of the chief advisor to the emperor arrives. The sacred sword is presented to him. The magic of this sword results in the projection of the shadows of Princess Kozakura and a giant carp are projected on a paper sliding door. It means that Shiganosuke is in fact the incarnation of the spirit of a carp of Lake Biwa and it plots to destroy the Tsuri clan, as a revenge over the Tawara clan. The spirit of the carp is shot by an arrow. The archer is none other than the real Shiganosuke, who chases it up to Lake Biwa where he fights in real water (honmizu) with it under heavy rain, until at last he puts an end to its life. This scene is called koi tsukami and it is the spectacular highlight of this Kabuki drama, which is staged as a t˘shi ky˘gen. During the Edo period, it was developped by the Onoe clan, from Onoe Kikugor˘ I to Onoe Kikugor˘ III through Onoe Sh˘roku I. In modern times, it became the trademark of the Ichikawa Udanji line. Starring Kataoka Ainosuke in 10 roles (including the spirit of a giant carp)! Featuring also Nakamura Kazutar˘ in the role of Princess Kozakura.
  • Source: Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Nakamura Shichinosuke Special Tour
    Dates 2 ~ 19 March 2019
    Nakamura Shichinosuke Tokubetsu K˘en
    Nakamura Shichinosuke Special Performances
    Program

    Geidan

    Shiokumi

    Sumidagawa Chigusa no Nuregoto

    Casting

    Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Kosabur˘, Nakamura Ich˘, Sawamura Kunihisa

    Comments

    The Spring Tour of Nakamura Shichinosuke with performances in 12 cities.

    EX THEATER (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 22 February ~ 10 March 2019
    Roppongi Kabuki
    Roppongi Kabuki
    Program

    Rash˘mon

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ebiz˘

    Comments

    Third edition of the Roppongi Kabuki performances at the EX THEATER. Based on Akutagawa Ryűnosuke's short story "Rash˘mon", the stage direction is done by the famous movie director Miike Takashi, an expert in violent and bizarre movies who worked twice with Ichikawa Ebiz˘ for the movies "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" (2011) and "Over your Dead Body" (2014). The guest star of "Rash˘mon" is Miyake Ken.

    Orix Theater (ďsaka)
    Dates 13 ~ 17 March 2019
    Roppongi Kabuki
    Roppongi Kabuki
    Program

    Rash˘mon

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ebiz˘

    Comments

    Third edition of the Roppongi Kabuki performances, started in T˘ky˘ at the EX THEATER in February 2019 and now staged in the city of ďsaka at the Orix Theater. Based on Akutagawa Ryűnosuke's short story "Rash˘mon", the stage direction is done by the famous movie director Miike Takashi, an expert in violent and bizarre movies who worked twice with Ichikawa Ebiz˘ for the movies "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" (2011) and "Over your Dead Body" (2014). The guest star of "Rash˘mon" is Miyake Ken.

    Waku Waku Holiday Hall (Sapporo)
    Dates 21 ~ 24 March 2019
    Roppongi Kabuki
    Roppongi Kabuki
    Program

    Rash˘mon

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ebiz˘

    Comments

    Third edition of the Roppongi Kabuki performances, started in T˘ky˘ at the EX THEATER in February 2019 and now staged in the city of Sapporo in Hokkaid˘ at the Wakuwaku Holiday Hall (Sapporo Civic Hall). Based on Akutagawa Ryűnosuke's short story "Rash˘mon", the stage direction is done by the famous movie director Miike Takashi, an expert in violent and bizarre movies who worked twice with Ichikawa Ebiz˘ for the movies "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" (2011) and "Over your Dead Body" (2014). The guest star of "Rash˘mon" is Miyake Ken.

     
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