March 1911: opening of the Imperial Theater; the project is led by the businessman Shibusawa Eiichi and the three leading actors of the Kabuki troupe based in this theater are Onoe Baik˘ VI (onnagata), Ichikawa Komaz˘ VIII (tachiyaku) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII (wagotoshi).
November 1911: Ichikawa Komaz˘ VIII takes at the Imperial Theater the prestigious name of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII, which has not been held since 11th lunar month of 1846.
28 ~ 30 June 1915: first program of the Bungeiza at the Imperial Theater; the Bungeiza is a theater study group led by Morita Kan'ya XIII, which focuses on new productions (Shinkabuki, modern theater) and also the adaptations of Western plays, .
March 1921: premiere at the Imperial Theater of the dance-drama "Chatsubo", which is adapted from ky˘gen to Kabuki by Okamura Shik˘ and stars Onoe Kikugor˘ VI and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII in the roles of the countryside servant Magoroku and the thief Kumataka Tar˘.
1 September 1923 (11:58 AM): T˘ky˘ is destroyed by a powerful earthquake called Kant˘ Daijishin, which kills more than 200,000 people; the Imperial Theater is destroyed.
October 1924: the newly-rebuilt Imperial Theater reopens.
1929: the management of the Imperial Theater is taken over by the Sh˘chiku.
1940: the management of the Imperial Theater is taken over by the T˘h˘.
10 March 1945 (00:08 AM): 344 US Army B29 bombers drops 2,000 tons of bombs on T˘ky˘, killing more than 120,000 people and destroying almost everything; the Imperial Theater is one of the few buildings, which were spared the destruction.
September 1947: premiere at the Imperial Theater of Atsumi Seitar˘'s version of "Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden", which is staged with the following casting:
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