OCTOBER 2017

5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre, NHK Hall), 2 in Nagoya (NTK Hall), 1 in Kumamoto (Yachiyoza) and 2 tours (Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki, Classics Tour)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza !
  • Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Karoku and Nakamura Matagor˘ perform at the National Theatre!
  • Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Kataoka Ainosuke and Nakamura Kazutar˘ perform at the NTK Hall!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke, the Omodakaya guild and some Kabuki/non-Kabuki guests perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • ??? are on tour (Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki)!
  • Ichikawa Ebiz˘ is on tour (Classics Tour)!
  • Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ performs at the Yachiyoza!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? October 2017 (Jűgatsu ďkabuki)
    October Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

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    Evening

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    Casting

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    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 27 October 2017
    Program

    Reigen Kameyama Hoko
    (Kameyama no Adauchi)

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Matagor˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Kash˘, Kataoka Matsunosuke, Nakamura Baika

    Comments

    Tsuruya Nanboku IV's spectacular drama "Reigen Kameyama Hoko" is staged for the 3rd time with Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon in the role of the villain. It was previously staged in October 2002 at the National Theatre and in January 2009 at the Sh˘chikuza.

    Nagoya
    (NTK Hall)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 October 2017 (Kinshű Nagoya Kaomise)
    Autumn Brocade Nagoya Face-Showing Program
    MatinÚe

    Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna
    (Shigenoi Kowakare)

    Banch˘ Sarayashiki

    Kumo no Ito Azusa no Yumihari

    Evening

    Haru o Kasanete Shikai Nami

    Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (Ninokuchi-mura)

    Renjishi

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Kikaku

    Comments

    The October kaomise programs in Nagoya. As the Misonoza closed in Spring 2013, these programs are staged at the Nihon Tokushu T˘gy˘ Shimin Kaikan for the 5th time, a venue commonly called NTK Hall in Nagoya.

    Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 6 October ~ 25 November 2017 (SűpÔ Kabuki Sekando)
    Super Kabuki II
    Program

    ONE PIECE

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Band˘ Takesabur˘, Ichikawa Udanji, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Omez˘, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Juen, Ichikawa K˘tar˘, Band˘ Minosuke, Band˘ Shingo, Nakamura Hayato, Onoe Ukon

    Comments

    The SűpÔ Kabuki Sekando drama "ONE PIECE", based on Oda Eiichir˘'s internationally popular manga "ONE PIECE", which got his first very successful stage adaptation by Ichikawa Ennosuke in October 2015/November 2015 at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, is staged one more time in T˘ky˘. Most of the actors are Kabuki actors, with 3 non-Kabuki guest actors : Hira Takehiro, Kashima Noritoshi and Asano Kazuyuki. It is almost the same cast as in 2015 (minor differences).

  • ONE PIECE: "ONE PIECE", a big hit comic of Japan, and Super Kabuki II by Ichikawa Ennosuke IV make a miraculous collaboration! The largest-scale project ever begins! "ONE PIECE" has started since the July 1997 issue of Weekly Sh˘nen Jump. As a book, the first volume was published in December 1997 and gained a national reputation soon. The series reach 77 volumes and the number of copies printed of the series is more than the world record 320,000,000, so it was awarded Guinness World Record as the most printed comic series by a writer in June 2015. Ichikawa Ennosuke IV is one of star Kabuki actors who will bear the next generation. He challenges aggressively to classic kabuki and new kabuki with rich expression and unique personality. He succeeded to the spirit of Super Kabuki which had been originated by his uncle Ichikawa Ennosuke III (Ichikawa En墠II) and performed "Sora o Kizamu Mono" [A Man who sculptures the Sky] as the first play of Super Kabuki II in March and April 2014, which resulted in a great success. It is a marine adventure roman by the hero Luffy (Ichikawa Ennosuke) who explores the ocean with his diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, in search of the world ultimate treasure known as ONE PIECE in order to become the next Pirate King. The Straw Hat Pirates broke up in the battle against the navy at Sabaody Islands, the entrance to the new world, the next step to the big navigation in search of the world ultimate treasure. Luffy became alone, hears of his brother Aceĺs execution and hurries to rescue him. Luffy is able to break through the navyĺs barricade, but Ace has already been transferred to the navy head quarter. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates fight Summit Battle against the navy at its head quarter!
  • Sources: Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour
    Dates ??? ~ ??? October 2017 (Sh˘chiku ďkabuki)
    Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki
    Program

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    Casting

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    Classics Tour
    Dates 12 October ~ 25 November 2017 (Koten he no Izanai ~ Shűki K˘en)
    Invitation to the Classics ~ Fall Performances
    Program

    Migawari Zazen

    Otokodate Hana no Yoshiwara

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Ichikawa Kudanji, ďtani Hiromatsu

    Comments

    The Fall Tour of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ with performances in 17 cities.

    NHK Hall (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? October 2017 (Koten Gein˘ Kansh˘ Kai)
    Program

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    Casting

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    Comments

    44th edition of Koten Gein˘ Kansh˘ Kai (literally the "Classics Entertainment Appreciation Association"), a yearly performance produced by the National TV network NHK. The program includes traditional music, one ky˘gen and one Kabuki drama.

    Yachiyoza (Kumamoto)
    Dates ??? October ~ ??? November 2017 (Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Tokubetsu Buy˘ K˘en)
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Special Dance Performances
    Program

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    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.

     
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