March 1897: opening of the Tôkyôza in Tôkyô in the district of Kanda Misaki-chô. Its first zagashira is Ichikawa Danjûrô IX's disciple Ichikawa Sumizô V.
January 1902: Takeshiba Kisui's drama "Kichirei Kotobuki Soga" (commonly called "Soga no Ishidan") was staged with the following casting:
March 1904: premiere at the Tôkyôza of Tsubouchi Shôyô's drama "Kiri Hitoha". The roles of Yodogimi and Katagiri Katsumoto
are played by Nakamura Shikan V and Kataoka Gatô III.
March 1906: Tsubouchi Shôyô's drama "Hototogisu Kojô no Rakugetsu" is produced for the first time in Tôkyô, at the Tôkyôza.
It is staged with the following casting:
January 1919: final performance at the Tôkyôza.