MITSUKOSHI GEKIJď
   
Names Mitsukoshi Gekij˘
Mitsukoshi Theater
ThÚÔtre Mitsukoshi
City T˘ky˘
History

1927: opening of the Mitsukoshi Theater.

10 March 1945 (00:08 AM): 344 US Army B29 bombers dropped 2,000 tons of bombs on T˘ky˘, killing more than 120,000 people and destroying almost everything, including the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘.

December 1946: opening ceremony for the rebuilt Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ with a Kabuki troupe led by Nakamura Kichiemon I:

Drama Casting
Shima Chidori Nakamura Moshio IV (Akashiya Shimaz˘), Ichikawa Somegor˘ V (Matsushima Senta), Nakamura Matagor˘ II (Benten Oteru), Band˘ Keiz˘ I (Onaka), Nakamura Kichinoj˘ I, Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II, Nakamura Kinnosuke I
Ono no T˘fű Nakamura Kichiemon I (Ono no T˘fű), Ichikawa Somegor˘ V (Daroku), Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II
Tsuri Onna Nakamura Kichiemon I (Tar˘kaja), Nakamura Moshio IV (the ugly girl), Ichikawa Somegor˘ V (the daimy˘), Nakamura Matagor˘ II (the princess)
Takatoki Ichikawa Somegor˘ V (H˘j˘ Takatoki), Nakamura Moshio IV (Osaragi Michinoku-no-Kami), Nakamura Matagor˘ II (H˘j˘ Takatoki's mistress Kinugasa), Ichikawa Danz˘ VIII (Akita J˘nosuke), Nakamura Shichisabur˘ V, Band˘ Keiz˘ I, Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II
ďgukiya Gy˘u Nakamura Kichiemon I, Ichikawa Somegor˘ V, Ichikawa Danz˘ VIII, Nakamura Moshio IV, Nakamura Matagor˘ II, Nakamura Kichinoj˘ I, Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II, Nakamura Kinnosuke I, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ V, Matsumoto Kintar˘ II
Yakko D˘j˘ji Nakamura Moshio IV

December 1949: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Ikutama Shinjű" was revived at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, using a new script written by Uno Nobuo; it was staged in a program celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the opening of the new Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Hitotsuya Kaheiji Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX
Kashiwaya Osaga ďtani Tomoemon VII
Oriku Ichimura Uzaemon XVI
Inden'ya Ch˘saku Kataoka Ichiz˘ V
Okiwa ďkawa Hashiz˘ II
Unokichi Band˘ Kamenosuke
S˘bŕ Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II
Ikumatsu Band˘ Mitsunobu
Gohei Nakamura Takesabur˘ V
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