SHINKABUKIZA
City Ôsaka
History

October 1958: Opening ceremony of the Shinkabukiza, in the heart of the city of Ôsaka. This modern theater was supposed to be the successor of the Ôsaka Kabukiza. The stars of the kokera otoshi programs were Ichikawa Jukai III, Nakamura Tomijűrô IV, Onoe Baikô VII, Ichimura Uzaemon XVII, Ichikawa Ebizô IX and Onoe Shôroku II

May 1960: Nakamura Tokizô IV celebrated his shűmei in Ôsaka at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza.

November 1961: premiere in Kabuki (Kabuki actors + one actess!) at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza of Hôjô Hideji's drama "Korikori Banashi", which was staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Inosuke Morita Kan'ya XIV
Okiwa Yamada Isuzu
The priest Jűzen Nakamura Kanzaburô XVII
Fukuzô Ichimura Kakitsu VIII
Osome Arashi Hinasuke X
Okoma Nakamura Kosanza II
Mataichi Arashi Rikaku V
Jinbei Kataoka Ainosuke V
Omasa Nakamura Sen'ya II

April 1963: Bandô Mitsugorô VIII, Bandô Minosuke VII and Bandô Yasosuke V celebrated their shűmei in Ôsaka at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza.

September 1963: Jitsukawa Enjaku III celebrated his shűmei in Ôsaka at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza.

June 1965: Nakamura Jakuemon IV, Ichikawa Ennosuke III, Sawamura Tanosuke VI and Ichimura Takenojô VI celebrated their shűmei at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza.

May 1967: Onoe Kikunosuke IV and Onoe Tatsunosuke I celebrated their shűmei in Ôsaka at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza.

February 1971: Kataoka Hidekimi took the name of Kataoka Gatô V at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza, performing in a special program which commemorated the 36th anniversary (37th memorial service) of late Kataoka Nizaemon XI and celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Tokusaburô VII and the hatsubutai of Kataoka Gatô V's son Kataoka Shinnosuke.

April 1988: Bandô Mitsugorô IX and Bandô Shűchô V celebrated their shűmei in Ôsaka at the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza; this was also the 30th anniversary of this theater.

February 1995: last Kabuki performances at the Nanba site of the Shinkabukiza; the troupe led by Ichikawa Ennosuke III performed in "Katakiuchi Tengajaya-mura", "Shuzenji Monogatari" and "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

2010: relocation of the Shinkabukiza, from Nanba (Chűô Ward in Ôsaka) to a mixed-use building in Uehonmachi.

Outside the Ôsaka Shinkabukiza in Nanba
 
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