MIYATOZA
   
Names Miyatoza
Azumaza
City T˘ky˘
History

November 1887: opening of the Azumaza near the Sumida Park; the opening program is entitled "Yoshitsune Senbon Butai no Hatsuseki" (in fact it is the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura") and it features the actors Ichikawa Kuz˘ III, Sawamura Tosshi VII, Sawamura Tanosuke IV and Ichikawa Hakuz˘ III.

November 1896: the Azumaza is renamed Miyatoza; the opening program is made up of "Hosokawa Seichizome no Gosho", "Komochi Yamanba" and "Seichű Kokoro no Akagaki". The main actors of the casting are Sawamura Tosshi VII, Sawamura Tossh˘ III, Nakamura Shikaku I and Onoe Kikushir˘ III.

June 1907: the dance-drama "Ky˘ Ningy˘" is staged for the first time under the title "Meisaku Hidari Kogatana" at the Miyatoza with the following casting:

Roles Actors
The carver Hidari Jingor˘ Ichikawa Tsurunosuke
The spirit of the doll Sawamura Gennosuke IV
Jingor˘'s wife Otoku Iwai Kumesabur˘ V

1 September 1923 (11:58 AM): T˘ky˘ is destroyed by a powerful earthquake called Kant˘ Daijishin, which kills more than 200,000 people; the Miyatoza is burnt to ashes.

February 1937: the Miyatoza becomes a music hall and a motion picture theater.

A 1914 Miyatoza playbill
 
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