October 1958: Opening ceremony of the Shinkabukiza, in the heart of the city of Ôsaka. This modern theater is supposed to be the successor of the Ôsaka Kabukiza. The stars of the kokera otoshi programs are Ichikawa Jukai III, Nakamura Tomijűrô IV, Onoe Baikô VII, Ichimura Uzaemon XVII, Ichikawa Ebizô IX and Onoe Shôroku II
February 1971: Kataoka Hidekimi takes the name of Kataoka Gatô V at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza, performing in a special program which commemorates the 36th anniversary (37th memorial service) of late Kataoka Nizaemon XI and celebrates the shűmei of Arashi Tokusaburô VII and the hatsubutai of Kataoka Gatô V's son Kataoka Shinnosuke.
February 1995: last Kabuki performances at the Namba site of the Shinkabukiza; the troupe of Ichikawa Ennosuke III performs in "Katakiuchi Tengajaya-Mura", "Shuzenji Monogatari" and "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura".
2010: relocation of the Shinkabukiza, from Namba (Chűô Ward in Ôsaka) to a mixed-use building in Uehonmachi.
|Outside the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza in Namba|
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