SEPTEMBER 2004

2 shows in Nagoya (Misonoza), 2 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza) and 2 tours (Western Provinces and the Kabuki forum)!

Misonoza (Nagoya)
Dates 3 ~ 26 September 2004 (Kichirei Kaomise K˘gy˘ Kabuki)
MatinÚe

Genji Monogatari

Evening

Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki (Kumagai Jin'ya)

K˘j˘

Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura

Casting

Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Kataoka Gat˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Sawamura Tanosuke, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘

Comments

The first kaomise of the year. Ichikawa Ebiz˘ celebrates his shűmei in Nagoya, playing the roles of Hikaru-no-Kimi and Sukeroku in the dramas "Genji Monogatari" and "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura". This is also the 40th Misonoza kaomise! The kaomise program is normally staged in October but next month Ichikawa Ebiz˘ will be in Paris (France) for an unusual shűmei abroad.

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 2 ~ 26 September 2004 (Kugatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Takatoki

Chatsubo

Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri

Kiku Kaoru Yukari no Hagoromo

Evening

Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna
(Shigenoi Kowakare)

Meoto D˘j˘ji

Tsuta Momiji Utsunoya T˘ge

Casting

Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Kankur˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Kanjaku, Kataoka Takatar˘, Band˘ Shűch˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Band˘ Kametoshi, Nakamura Kotar˘, Nakamura Muneo, Nakamura Kunio, Nakamura Yoshio

Comments

The star of this program is the Living National Treasure Nakamura Shikan surrounded with his 2 sons (Fukusuke, Hashinosuke), his son-in-law Nakamura Kankur˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ and almost all his grandsons (all except Nakamura Kantar˘). Two items in this program celebrates the 70th anniversary of the death of Shikan's father Nakamura Fukusuke V: the drama "Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri" and the beautiful dance "Meoto D˘j˘ji". This is also the first stage appearance of Hashinosuke's third son Yoshio.

Kabuki Tour in the western provinces
Dates 28 August ~ 25 September 2004
Program

Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki (Hikimado)

K˘j˘

Ochiudo

Casting

Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘

Comments

Nakamura Kaishun celebrates his shűmei in the Western provinces, playing the role of Okaru in the michiyuki "Ochiudo".

Kabuki Forum Tour
Dates 1 ~ 26 September 2004
Program

Soga monogatari

Ayatsuri Sanbas˘

Casting

Nakamura Kamenoj˘, Nakamura Matanosuke, Ichikawa Ryűnosuke, Sawamura Kuniya

Comments

A special tour, starting with a workshop on Kabuki (tachimawari and mie), followed by one drama ("Soga monogatari") and one dance ("Ayatsuri Sanbas˘"). The stars of this original programs are all disciples of famous actors. The two main venues are the Nihonbashi Gekij˘ (1~2 September) and the Edo T˘ky˘ Museum (5~15 September).

 
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