October 1932: opening of the Ôsaka Kabukiza in the district of Sennichimae.
January 1943: Bandô Tsurunosuke III takes the prestigious name of Nakamura Tomijűrô IV at the Ôsaka Kabukiza.
July 1951: premiere at the Ôsaka Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "Jiisan Baasan", which is staged with the following casting:
January 1955: premiere at the Ôsaka Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "Naniwa no Ashi", which is staged with the following casting:
(a big thanks to Yoshiko-san, who has kindly provided us with the data)
July 1956: premiere at the Ôsaka Kabukiza of the dance-drama "Uma Nusubito", which is staged with the following casting:
March 1958: last Kabuki program at the Ôsaka Kabukiza, made up of dramas like "Kirare Otomi", "Imayô Satsuma Uta", "Genta Kandô", "Ibaraki" and 1 act of "Genroku Chűshingura". The casting includes the actors Ichikawa Jukai III, Kataoka Nizaemon XIII, Nakamura Tokizô III, Bandô Minosuke VI, Jitsukawa Enjirô II, Ôtani Tomoemon VII, Hayashi Mataichirô II, Bandô Kichiya II, Kataoka Takao, Kataoka Hidetarô II, Ichikawa Unosuke III, Kamimura Kichiya V, Nakamura Kasen II, Nakamura Naritarô II, Arashi Hinasuke X, Ichikawa Sumizô VII, Arashi Rikaku V, Arashi Kichisaburô VII, Onoe Kikujirô IV, Nakamura Kashô II, Arashi Minshi VI and Ichikawa Ichijűrô V.
April 1958: final performance at the Ôsaka Kabukiza (modern theatre). This theater definitively closes and its building becomes a department store.
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