MISONOZA
   
Names Misonoza
City Nagoya
Activity May 1897 ~ March 2013
History

1895: building of the Misonoza.

May 1897: kokera otoshi at the newly-opened Misonoza, with a troupe led by Ichikawa Sadanji I; his two main stage partners were Ichikawa Gonjűr˘ and Band˘ Yasosuke II.

June 1949: Ichikawa Jukai III and Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII celebrated their shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza.

October 1949: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza.

May 1950: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza.

October 1991: Nakamura Ganjir˘ III celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the role of a little girl, Jűbŕ and the spirit of the Lion in the dance "Tenaraiko", the "Numazu" scene of the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" and the dance "Kagami Jishi".

October 1998: Kataoka Nizaemon XV celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the roles of Fujiya Izaemon and Sukeroku in the dramas "Kuruwa Bunsh˘" and "Sukeroku Kuruwa no Hatsuzakura".

October 2001: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ X celebrated his shűmei at the Misonoza in Nagoya by playing the roles of Kumagai Naozane and Tadanobu in the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki" ("Kumagai Jin'ya") and the dance "Yoshinoyama".

October 2002: Onoe Sh˘roku IV celebrated his shűmei at the Misonoza in Nagoya, playing the roles of Soga Gor˘ in "Kotobuki Soga no Taimen" and the spirit of the spider in the dance "Tsuchi Gumo".

October 2003: Nakamura Kaishun II celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the leading female roles of the 2 beautiful dance-dramas "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To" and "Iro Moy˘ Chotto Karimame".

September 2004: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ XI celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the roles of Hikaru-no-Kimi and Sukeroku in the dramas "Genji Monogatari" and "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura".

October 2006: Sakata T˘jűr˘ IV celebrated his shűmei at the Misonoza in Nagoya, playing the roles of Sasaki Moritsuna and the keisei Yayoi (in reality the spirit of a shishi) in the drama "ďmi Genji Senjin Yakata" and the dance "Makura Jishi".

October 2008: Nakamura Kinnosuke II celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the roles of Konoshita T˘kichi, Minamoto no Yoriie and Lord Matsue in "Kinkakuji", "Shuzenji Monogatari" and "K˘chiyama".

October 2011: Nakamura Matagor˘ III and his son Nakamura Kash˘ IV celebrated their shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza [more details].

October 2012: Nakamura Kankur˘ VI celebrated his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the roles of Fukuoka Mitsugi and Tadanobu in "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" and "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" [more details].

March 2013: Ichikawa En'˘ II, Ichikawa Ennosuke IV and Ichikawa Chűsha IX celebrated their shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza [more details]. These were the final theater performances at the Misonoza as the most famous theater in Nagoya definitively closed afterwards.

The front of the Misonoza in October 2009
Photographes of the Misonoza
 
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