SEPTEMBER 2019

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 1 show in Ky˘to (Minamiza) and 1 tour (Western Provinces)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 1 ~ 25 September 2019
Shűzan Matsuri Kugatsu ďkabuki
Shűzan's Festival September Grand Kabuki
MatinÚe

Kiwametsuki Banzui Ch˘bŕ

Omatsuri

Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku (Numazu)

Evening

Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Terakoya)

Kanjinch˘

Matsuura no Taiko

Casting

Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Onoe Kikunosuke, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Kataoka Takatar˘, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Onoe Sh˘roku, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Kotar˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Onoe Ushinosuke, Ogawa S˘ma

Comments

The 12th 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. "Numazu" and "Matsuura no Taiko" are staged to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing away of Nakamura Karoku III (who died the 17th of May 1919). There is also the omemie of Nakamura Kash˘'s son Ogawa S˘ma.

Minamiza (Ky˘to)
Dates 2 ~ 26 September 2019
Kugatsu Hanagata Kabuki
September Young Actors Kabuki
Program

T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan

Casting

Nakamura Shichinosuke, Kataoka Ainosuke, Ichikawa Chűsha, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Ichimura Manjir˘, Nakamura Kamenoj˘

Comments

T˘shi ky˘gen production of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Yotsuya Kaidan" in Ky˘to at the Minamiza!

Kabuki Tour in the western provinces
Dates 31 August ~ 25 September 2019
Program

Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (Fűin Giri)

Kumo no Ito Azusa no Yumihari

Casting

Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Onoe Matsuya, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Nakamura Jűjir˘, Nakamura Toranosuke, Kamimura Kichitar˘

Comments

The usual September Grand Kabuki Tour in the western provinces.

  • Fűin Giri:
    (Breaking the Seals)
    In the pleasure quarters, the most important possessions were money and reputation. In danger of losing his lover, the courtesan Umegawa, the money courier Kameya Chűbŕ breaks the seals on a package of money entrusted to him after being taunted by a rival, even though the use of such money is punishable by death. Starring Nakamura Ganjir˘ as Chűbŕ, Ichikawa Komaz˘ as Umegawa, Onoe Matsuya as Chűbŕ's treacherous friend Tanbaya Hachiemon and Kamimura Kichiya as Oen, the proprietress of the teahouse.
  • Kumo no Ito: one of the oldest dances related to the legend of a giant ground spider that attacked the medieval warrior, Minamoto no Yorimitsu. Yorimitsu is visited by the spider with magical powers disguised first as a child, second as a blind masseur and third as a courtesan. After revealing its true nature the spider spins trying to trap the warrior in its web. Starring Nakamura Senjaku. Featuring also Onoe Matsuya in the role of Minamoto no Yorimitsu.
  • Sources: Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 2 September 2019
    Ken no Kai
    Program

    Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami

  • Hamamatsuya
  • Inasegawa Seizoroi
  • Yoi Yakko

    Casting

    Onoe Ukon, Ichikawa Danz˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Ichikawa Kudanji, Arashi Kitsusabur˘, Nakamura Umemaru, Band˘ Kamesabur˘

    Comments

    5th edition of the Ken no Kai, which stars Onoe Kikugor˘ VI's great-grandson Onoe Ukon. Ken no Kai literally means "Ken's Association" with Ken being the first ideogram in Onoe Ukon's real first name Kensuke.

    Dates 28 ~ 29 September 2019
    Sh˘ no Kai
    Program

    Shakky˘

    Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji

    Hanabusa Shűjaku no Shishi

    Comments

    6th edition of the Sh˘ no Kai, a gala program which stars Nakamura Tomijűr˘ V's son Nakamura Takanosuke. This year, it celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I. The dance master Fujima Kanjűr˘ VIII and Nakamura Takanosuke's sister Watanabe Aiko also perform.

     
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