NOVEMBER 2019

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Theatre Cocoon), 2 in Kokura (Heisei Nakamuraza), 1 in Toyooka (Eirakukan) and 1 in Kumamoto (Yachiyoza)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 1 ~ 25 November 2019
Kichirei Kaomise ďkabuki
Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki
MatinÚe

Togitatsu no Utare

Sekisan Yakko

Tsuyu Kosode Mukashi Hachij˘ (Kamiyui Shinza)

Evening

Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki (Kikubatake)

Renjishi

Ichimatsu Koz˘ no Onna

Casting

Living National Treasure Onoe Kikugor˘, Living National Treasure Kataoka Hidetar˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Shikan, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Ichikawa Danz˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Kangyoku

Comments

The traditional November kaomise programs at the Kabukiza, which celebrates the shűmei of Nakamura Kangyoku.

National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
Dates 3 ~ 26 November 2019
Program

Kok˘ no Yűshi Musume Kagekiyo (Hyűgajima)

Casting

Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, ???

Comments

"Kok˘ no Yűshi Musume Kagekiyo" mixes elements from two puppet theater dramas about the warrior Taira no Kagekiyo (played by Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon):

  • "Baibutsuden Bandai no Ishizue", written by Nishizawa Ippű and Tanaka Senryű, premiered in ďsaka in the 10th lunar month of 1725.
  • "Musume Kagekiyo Yashima Nikki", written by Wakatake Fuemi, Kokuz˘su and Nakamura Akei, premiered in ďsaka at the Toyotakeza in the 10th lunar month of 1764.
  • Heisei Nakamuraza (Kokura)
    Dates 1 ~ 26 November 2019
    MatinÚe

    Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (Tonbŕ Sumika)

    Omatsuri

    Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (Fűin Giri)

    Evening

    Ogasawara Shorei no Oku no Te

    Casting

    Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, ???

    Comments

    The Heisei Nakamuraza is in Kitakyűshű in Fukuoka Prefecture. First time since the end of the Heisei era and first time in Kyűshű! The temporary koshibai look-alike theater is built in the precincts of the Kokura Castle. These performances celebrate the 60th anniversary of the reconstructiojn of the keep of this castle in 1959.

    Eirakukan (Toyooka)
    Dates 4 ~ 10 November 2019
    Eirakukan ďkabuki
    Eirakukan Grand Kabuki
    Program

    D˘j˘ji Gonichi no Kane Kuy˘

    Odoke Niwaka Ataka no Shinseki

    Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Sawamura S˘nosuke

    Comments

    This is the 12th Kabuki program at the Eirakukan, a renovated traditional theater built in the city of Toyooka (prefecture of Hy˘go). The first item in the program is a newly-created Kabuki d˘j˘jimono drama. The second item is Kawatake Mokuami's rarely-staged dance-drama "Odoke Niwaka Ataka no Shinseki", which was staged for the last time July 1993 at the Nakaza.

    Yachiyoza (Kumamoto)
    Dates 30 October ~ 4 November 2019
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Eiz˘ x Buy˘ K˘en
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Image and Dance Performances
    Program

    Omemie K˘j˘

    Sagi Musume

    Y˘kihi

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘

    Comments

    A special Buy˘ program starring the amazing Living National Treasure onnagata Band˘ Tamasabur˘ at the Yachiyoza, a traditional wooden-built theater. There will be a mix of video projection (with video sequences coming from the high-quality Shinema Kabuki, "Cinema Kabuki") and real dancing on stage.

    Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 9 ~ 25 November 2019
    ABKAI2019
    Ebikai 2019
    Program

    Daiissh˘ FINAL ~ SANEMORI

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ebiz˘, ???

    Comments

    Fifth edition of the ABKAI (Ebikai in Japanese) and first chapter (daiissh˘ in Japanese) of the final round of ABKAI performances, a gala for the young star Ichikawa Ebiz˘, who performs in a newly-created (dance-)drama based on the warrior Sait˘ no Sanemori.

     
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