UPDATES
30 June 2019

ACTORS: Onoe K˘z˘ II, Onoe Monzabur˘ IV and Onoe Samon.

PLAYS: "Hane no Kamuro", "Kappore", "K˘ya Monogurui", "Nomitori Otoko", "ďeyama" and "Sh˘j˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Okamura Shik˘.

ACTORS LINES: Onoe Sakon and Onoe Umenosuke.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Onoe Iwagor˘, Onoe Juk˘, Onoe Karoku, Onoe Senroku, Onoe Tatsuroku and Onoe Yoshigor˘.

PROGRAMS: July 2019 (details for the Sh˘chikuza, Kabukiza and National Theatre programs), August 2019 (Kabukiza, Kintetsu Art Kan, Shunjűza, National Theatre, Theatre Cocoon), September 2019 (National Theatre) and October 2019 (National Theatre).

OTHERS: 2 new links; 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; gannin b˘zu, hane, kadomatsu, kappore odori, nomi, n˘torimono, ˘beya, ˘eyama, sakatsubo, senj˘-ga-take, shinshu, sh˘gatsu and sh˘j˘ (n˘) have been added to the glossary.

31 May 2019

ACTORS: Ichiyama Dengor˘.

PLAYS: "Ii Tair˘", "Imohori Ch˘ja" and "Ikite-iru Koheiji".

ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Fukuen, Ichikawa Koyone, Ichikawa Sukez˘ and Ichikawa Teruyo.

DERIVATIVES: Don't overlook crimes!!!

STROLLING AROUND: Sukeroku & Agemaki in Asakusa.

PROGRAMS: June 2019 (details for the Kabukiza and Shimonoseki Shimin Kaikan programs), July 2019 (Kabukiza), August 2019 (National Theatre) and September 2019 (Minamiza, Kabuki Tour in the western provinces).

OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 20 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Arashi Rikan II, Arashi Rikan III, Arashi Rikan IV, Arashi Rikan V, Arashi Sangor˘ I, Arashi Sangor˘ IV, Arashi Sangor˘ VI, Ichikawa Monnosuke VII, Ichikawa Sadanji I, Ichikawa Sadanji II and Ichikawa Sadanji III have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustration for some of them); ansei no taigoku, asaka no numa, bakumatsu, ch˘ja, edo-j˘, hayashi, hayashigata, hikone-j˘, ichikawa-kai, ichikawa-ryű, ii naosuke, imohori, imohori no mai, kohata-koheijimono, mai no utage, ˘zume, sakurada-mon, sakurada-mon no hen, sandai shűmei, sokushitsu, taiko-uchi, tair˘, umibe and zenji have been added to the glossary.

30 April 2019

ACTORS: Hanai Saizabur˘ I and Hanai Saizabur˘ III.

PLAYS: "Kurayami no Ushimatsu" and "Ori".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Hasegawa Shin.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Onoe Ushinosuke VII.

ACTORS LINES: Hanai Saizabur˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Hanai Kosanza, Hanai Sanjűr˘, Hanaoka Bunzaemon and Hanaoka Sanzaemon.

PROGRAMS: May 2019 (details for the Kabukiza, National Theatre and Tango Bunka Kaikan programs, a new flyer for Off Theater Kabuki), June 2019 (Kabukiza, details for the Hakataza programs), July 2019 (Sh˘chikuza) and August 2019 (Minamiza, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘).

OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 6 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; abegawa, gyű, itabashi, kanda, kazariya, kurayami, mekura, mitani kabuki, motojime, ori, reiwa, ry˘rinin, sakan, senjű, tatami, torigoe, torigoe jinja, yaneya, yugama and yuya have been added to the glossary.

31 March 2019

PLAYWRIGHTS: Adachi Sabur˘zaemon, Sadoshima Sabur˘zaemon and Takemoto Saburobŕ III.

PROGRAMS: April 2019 (Makuhari Messe, details for the Kabukiza and Kanamaruza programs), May 2019 (Kabukiza, Warehouse TERRADA, Shinjuku FACE), June 2019 (Hakataza, National Theatre, Shimonoseki Shimin Kaikan) and July 2019 (National Theatre, Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces, date/casting/flyer for the Sh˘chikuza).

OTHERS: 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Arashi Rikaku II and Arashi Rikaku IV have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustration for some of them); all the Kawarazaki actors have been correctly renamed Kawarasaki (a too long uncorrected mistake); the Kawarazakiza has been renamed Kawarasakiza (same error as the previous one).

28 February 2019

ACTORS: Katayama Kozaemon and Kuwabara Sanzaemon.

PLAYS: "Keisei Hama no Masago".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Nishizawa Ipp˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Ogino Umenosuke and Onoe Sodenosuke.

PROGRAMS: March 2019 (details for the Kabukiza and Minamiza programs, Zenshinza Tour), April 2019 (Kabukiza, Zenshinza Tour), May 2019 (National Theatre) and June 2019 (Minamiza).

OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 6 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; an illustration for the actor Somekawa Rokur˘zaemon; the pages on Arashi Otohachi I, Arashi Otohachi II, Arashi Raishi I and Arashi Raishi II have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustration for some of them); jurakudai, katada kaid˘, mashiba hisaaki, mashiba hisatsugu, toyotomi hidetsugu and yodomachi gozen have been added to the glossary.

31 January 2019

ACTORS: Arashi Kan˘.

PLAYS: "Youchi Soga".

ACTORS LINES: Araki Yojibŕ.

SOGAMONO: Ichimuraza 1779 and Moritaza 1779.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Araki Buhŕ.

PROGRAMS: February 2019 (details for the Kabukiza programs), March 2019 (Kabukiza, National Theatre), April 2019 (details for the Misonoza programs) and May 2019 (Tango Bunka Kaikan).

OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 18 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Arashi Koroku III, Arashi Koroku IV and Arashi Koroku V have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustration for some of them); the pages on the Arashi Hinasuke, Arashi Koshichi, Arashi Sanjűr˘, Kan˘ Hinasuke, Yamashita Matatar˘ line of actors have been reworked (some pages have not been completed); a new illustration for Azuma T˘z˘ II and Osagawa Tsuneyo III; a new illustration page for the actors Arashi Otohachi II, Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ II, Osagawa Tsuneyo III and Segawa Jok˘ I; kajiwara genta kagesue, kajiwara kagesue, kajiwara heiji kagetaka, kajiwara heiz˘ kagetoki, kajiwara kagetaka, kajiwara kagetoki, nitta shir˘, nitta shir˘ tadatsune, nitta tadatsune and shikigawa have been added to the glossary.

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