SEPTEMBER 2017

2 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza), 1 in Fukuoka (Hakataza), 1 in Ky˘to (ROHM Theatre) and 1 tour (Western Provinces)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza !
  • Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Senjaku, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Yajűr˘ and Ichikawa Komaz˘ are on tour in the Western Provinces !
  • Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ performs at the Hakataza and at the ROHM Theatre!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? September 2017 (Shűzan Matsuri Kugatsu ďkabuki)
    Shűzan's Festival September Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

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    Evening

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    Casting

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    Comments

    The 10th edition in T˘ky˘ of a special program called "Shűzan Matsuri" (the festival of Shűzan) is staged at the Kabukiza to commemorate the great actor Nakamura Kichiemon I, whose's haimy˘ was Shűzan.

    Kabuki Tour in the Western Provinces
    Dates 31 August ~ 25 September 2017
    Program

    Sh˘j˘

    K˘j˘

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

    Casting

    Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Senjaku, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Baika, Ichimura Kitsutar˘

    Comments

    The usual September Grand Kabuki Tour in the western provinces. Nakamura Shikan VIII and two of his three sons, Nakamura Hashinosuke IV and Nakamura Fukunosuke III, celebrate their shűmei.

  • Sh˘j˘: the sh˘j˘ is a mythical sake-loving spirit that lives in the sea. In this dance, a sake seller has a mysterious customer that appears daily and drinks enormous amounts with great satisfaction. The sake seller has a dream with instructions to go by the beach with a large tub of sake. As it turns out, the customer has actually been the sh˘j˘ in disguise. The dance shows three sh˘j˘ as they drink and dance joyfully. Starring Onoe Sh˘roku, Nakamura Hashinosuke and Nakamura Fukunosuke as the sh˘j˘ and Nakamura Baika as the sake seller.
  • K˘j˘: the close relationship between the actors and the audience is shown by these stage announcements, lavish ceremonies to commemorate various important events. In this case, all the stars of the cast assemble to celebrate the shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII, Nakamura Hashinosuke IV and Nakamura Fukunosuke III.
  • Kumagai Jin'ya: this play is a dramatization of the clash between the Genji general Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane and the Heike warrior Taira no Atsumori at the battle of Ichi-no-Tani, one of the most famous passages of the epic "Tales of the Heike". In the Kabuki version, on the cryptic orders of the Genji leader Yoshitsune, Kumagai hides the enemy warrior Atsumori and has his own son take the warrior's place. On the battlefield, Kumagai has to kill his own son in Atsumori's place. Things become worse when his wife Sagami and Atsumori's mother Fuji-no-Kata arrive at his camp. In the highlight of the play, he tells them the story of his mortal battle with Atsumori, keeping Atsumori's well-being and his own sacrifice a secret. He then shows the head of Atsumori for inspection by his leader to see if he has interpreted his orders correctly. This performance stars Nakamura Shikan as Kumagai, with Nakamura Senjaku as Kumagai's wife Sagami, Ichikawa Komaz˘ as Fuji-no-Kata, Nakamura Baigyoku as Yoshitsune and Band˘ Yajűr˘ as Midaroku. Featuring alternatively Nakamura Hashinosuke or Nakamura Fukunosuke in the role of Tsutsumi Gunji.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 2 ~ 18 September 2017 (Band˘ Tamasabur˘ x Kod˘ Tokubetsu Buy˘ K˘en)
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ x Kod˘ Special Dance Performances
    Program

    Yűgen

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘

    Comments

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ performs in Nagoya at the Aichi Arts Center along with the Kod˘ taiko drummers in a newly-created dance-drama entitled "Yűgen", which features an array of classical Japanese images from plays by founder Zeami Motokiyo, incorporating themes from iconic works such as "Hagoromo" (The Feather Robe), "D˘j˘ji" (D˘j˘ji Temple) and "Shakky˘" (The Stone Bridge). Band˘ Tamasabur˘ shares the stage with the dance master Hanayagi Jusuke IV and his disciples.

    ROHM Theatre (Ky˘to)
    Dates 21 ~ 23 September 2017 (Band˘ Tamasabur˘ x Kod˘ Tokubetsu Buy˘ K˘en)
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ x Kod˘ Special Dance Performances
    Program

    Yűgen

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘

    Comments

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ performs in Nagoya at the Aichi Arts Center along with the Kod˘ taiko drummers in a newly-created dance-drama entitled "Yűgen", which features an array of classical Japanese images from plays by founder Zeami Motokiyo, incorporating themes from iconic works such as "Hagoromo" (The Feather Robe), "D˘j˘ji" (D˘j˘ji Temple) and "Shakky˘" (The Stone Bridge). Band˘ Tamasabur˘ shares the stage with the dance master Hanayagi Jusuke IV and his disciples.

     
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