SHINBASHI ENBUJď
City T˘ky˘
History

July 1951: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Jitsugetsusei Ky˘wa Seidan", which is staged to commemorate the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of the passing away of Onoe Kikugor˘ VI with the following casting:

Roles Actors
The travelling actor Miyagawa Ushinosuke, later the priest Enmeiin Nitt˘ Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX
Rokubŕ's daughter (and Kumemura's meshitsukai) Okoro Onoe Baik˘ VII
ďmu no Ryűz˘, later the priest Ryűzen Onoe Sh˘roku II
The hinin Oguri no Umakichi Ichikawa Omez˘ IV
The thief Akatsuki Hoshiemon, ďzakaya Kihachi (in reality Akatsuki Hoshiemon) Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VII
Sasagawa K˘jűr˘ Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘ II
The okujochű Takekawa, in reality K˘jűr˘'s sister Otsuta Ichimura Uzaemon XVI
The okujochű Kumemura Nakamura Fukusuke VII
Arakuma no Kuroz˘ Onoe Koisabur˘ III
The hikite jaya wife Okise Kawarazaki Gonzabur˘ IV
The bonze Unnen Band˘ Mitsunobu
The bonze Sainen Kataoka Daisuke
The okujochű Wakano Ichimura Kakitsu VIII
The okujochű Futaba ďkawa Hashiz˘ II
The okujochű Momiji Onoe Kikuz˘ VI
The okujochű Hanayama Ichikawa Nedanji II
The flintstone-seller Rokubŕ Ichikawa Teruz˘ II
The hinin Tanroku Onoe Shinshichi V
The hinin Sairoku Onoe Kikujűr˘ III
The hinin Yonez˘ Suketakaya Kodenji II
The send˘ Yotanbo no Jir˘ Onoe Tagaz˘ III
Omachi Onoe Baich˘ IV
Oshige Nakamura Baika III
Amazake no Osute Band˘ Usabur˘

January 1952: premiere at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of Hagiwara Yukio's Kiyomoto-based d˘j˘jimono "Yuki no D˘j˘ji"; the music was written by Kiyomoto Eijir˘ III and the choreography was made by Fujima Kanjűr˘ VI; it is staged with a Kiyomoto ensemble led by Kiyomoto Enjudayű VI and the following casting:

Roles Actors
The ghost of Princess Kiyo Onoe Baik˘ VII
A young shugenja Onoe Sh˘roku II
A D˘j˘ji bonze Ichimura Kakitsu VIII
A D˘j˘ji bonze ďkawa Hashiz˘ II
A D˘j˘ji bonze Band˘ Mitsunobu
A D˘j˘ji bonze Onoe Kikuz˘ VI

August 1953: revival of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű" at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, based on a new script written by Uno Nobuo and staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Hiranoya Tokubŕ Nakamura Ganjir˘ II
Tenmaya Ohatsu Nakamura Senjaku II
Aburaya Kuheiji Arashi Kichisabur˘ VII
Hiranoya Kyűemon Band˘ Minosuke VI
Tenmaya S˘bŕ Asao Okuyama IV

January 1954: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of the Nagauta-based dance "Taimen Hana no Harukoma", which is entitled "Ataru Toshi Iwau Harukoma" and staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari ďkawa Hashiz˘ II
Soga Gor˘ Tokimune Band˘ Mitsunobu
Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune Kawarazaki Gonzabur˘ IV
Kobayashi no Asahina Kataoka Ichiz˘ V
The courtesan Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ Sawamura Yoshijir˘ IV
Yawata no Sabur˘ Kataoka Daisuke
The courtesan ďiso no Tora Onoe Kikuz˘ VI
ďmi no Kot˘ta Suketakaya Kodenji II

June 1971: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of the drama "Banshű Sarayashiki"; the roles of Asayama Tetsuzan and the koshimoto Okiku are played by Kataoka Takao and Band˘ Tamasabur˘.

February 1979: revision by Uno Nobuo of Sakurada Jisuke III's drama "Sanzes˘ Nishiki Bunsh˘", which is staged at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Rokusa Kataoka Takao
Osono Band˘ Tamasabur˘
Fukushimaya Seibŕ Band˘ K˘tar˘
Seibŕ's wife Okaji Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX
Ch˘an Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IX
Shichir˘suke Nakamura Kangor˘ XIII
The old woman at the Sanzu river Nakamura Shikaku II
Enma Dai˘ Nakamura Kamon II

June 1989: the drama "Kaidan Botan D˘r˘" using ďnishi Nobuyuki's script is staged for the first time with a full Kabuki casting, at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘:

Roles Actors
Tomoz˘, Hagiwara Shinzabur˘ Kataoka Takao
Otsuyu, Otsuyu's ghost, Tomoz˘'s wife Omine Band˘ Tamasabur˘
San'yűtei Ench˘ Nakamura Kankur˘
Oyone's ghost Nakamura Mannoj˘
Genjir˘'s lover Okuni Nakamura Kotar˘ V
Miyanobe Genjir˘ Band˘ Yasosuke V

June 1991: premiere at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of Hagiwara Yukio's dance-drama "Sakuragawa", which is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Somenoi-no-Mae Nakamura Shikan VII
The Isobedera Temple head Chikukei Nakamura Hashinosuke III
The temple page Ryűchin Nakamura Kantar˘ II
Sakura Nakamura Shichinosuke II

January 2008: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura", which celebrates the 1070th anniversary of the Naritasan temple, where the Deity Fud˘ My˘˘ is worshipped, and which is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
The wicked priest Narukami, Kumedera Danj˘, the deity Fud˘ My˘˘, Abe no Kiyoyuki, Hayakumo no ďji Ichikawa Ebiz˘ XI
Princess Taema Nakamura Shibajaku VII
Fujiwara no Mototsune Ichikawa Monnosuke VIII
Bun'ya Toyohide Ichikawa Danjir˘
The koshimoto Makiginu Ichikawa Emisabur˘ III
Ono Saemon Harumichi ďtani Tomoemon VIII
Ono no Harukaze Sawamura S˘nosuke III
The kar˘ Yatsurugi Genba, Kokuunb˘ (the Buddhist monk black cloud) Kataoka Ichiz˘ VI
Yamagami Kanz˘ Ichikawa En'ya II
The page Hata no Hidetar˘ Ichikawa Shun'en II
The kar˘ Hata no Minbu, Hakuunb˘ (the Buddhist monk white cloud) Ichikawa Unosuke III

September 2011: Nakamura Kash˘ III and his son Nakamura Tanetar˘ IV take the names of Nakamura Matagor˘ III and Nakamura Kash˘ IV at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘; the new Nakamura Matagor˘ III plays the roles of Takebe Genz˘, Toyotomi Hideyori and Ume˘maru in "Terakoya", "Hototogisu Koj˘ no Rakugetsu" and "Kurumabiki" [more details].

February 2012: Nakamura Kantar˘ II takes the name of Nakamura Kankur˘ VI in T˘ky˘ at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, playing the roles of the priest Chichű (in reality the spirit of the ground spider), Matsue and Yayoi (in reality the spirit of the Lion) in "Tsuchi Gumo", "K˘chiyama" and "Kagami Jishi" [more details].

January 2014: premiere at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ with Ichikawa Ebiz˘ as zagashira of the drama "Kotohoide Mimasu Kagekiyo", a newly-created drama mixing 4 dramas belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban and focusing on the warrior Akushichiby˘e Kagekiyo [more details].

January 2015: Ichikawa Michiyuki takes the name of Ichikawa Kudanji IV in T˘ky˘ at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ [more details].

January 2017: Ichikawa Ukon I takes the name of Ichikawa Udanji III at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘. His son makes his debut on stage (hatsubutai) and receives the name of Ichikawa Ukon II [more details].

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