UPDATES
30 September 2019

PLAYS: "Sengoku Yashiki".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Kanai Yűsuke I.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Kanai Yűsuke, Ky˘gend˘ Sak˘, Matsui Yűsuke, Matsumoto K˘ji, Segawa Jok˘ and Uba J˘suke.

PROGRAMS: October 2019 (details for the Kabukiza, National Theatre, Misonoza and Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs, Nagame Yoky˘j˘), November 2019 (Kabukiza), December 2019 (National Theatre) and January 2020 (Minamiza).

OTHERS: 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; 38 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Asao Yoroku I and Asao Yoroku II have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustration for some of them); the page on the Asao Yoroku line of actors has been reworked; jinmon, muramatsu hidenao, muramatsu kihŕ, muramatsu kihŕ hidenao, muramatsu sandayű, muramatsu sandayű takanao, muramatsu takanao, omote shoin, ˘taka gengo, tominomori masayori, tominomori sukeemon masayori, yoshida chűzaemon, yoshida chűzaemon kanesuke and yoshida kanesuke have been added to the glossary.

9 September 2019

OTHERS: a few minor and cosmetic things related to the 20th anniversary of kabuki21.com.

31 August 2019

PLAYS: "Saigo no Daihy˘j˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Tsuuchi Han'emon, Tsuuchi Kuheiji I and Toyo Harusuke I.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Tajima Konosuke, Takeshiba Genz˘, Tamamaki Kyűji and Toyo Harusuke.

PROGRAMS: September 2019 (details for the Kabukiza and Minamiza programs, NTK Hall, National Bunraku Theatre, Musashino Shimin Kaikan), October 2019 (Kabukiza, New National Theatre, National Theatre), November 2019 (Eirakukan, Theatre Cocoon) and December 2019 (Minamiza, a flyer for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘).

OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 20 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Arashi Sanjűr˘ II, Arashi Sanpachi I, Arashi Shichigor˘ I, Arashi Shichigor˘ II, Arashi Shichigor˘ III, Arashi Tokusabur˘ VII, Arashi Tominosuke I, Arashi Tomisabur˘ II, Arashi Yoshisabur˘ IV, Arashi Yoshisabur˘ V, Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VI, Asao Jűjir˘ I, Asao Kunigor˘ III, Asao Kuzaemon I, Asao Kuzaemon II, Asao Kuzaemon IV, Asao Motogor˘ I, Asao Tamejűr˘ I, Asao Tamejűr˘ II and Asao Tamejűr˘ III have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustration for some of them); a new illustration for the actor Asao Jűjir˘; an illustration for the actor Arashi Shichigor˘ IV; the page on the Asao Kunigor˘ line of actors has been reworked; ak˘-han, ak˘-j˘, horibe taketsune, horibe yasubŕ taketsune, isogai jűr˘zaemon masahisa, isogai masahisa okajima tsuneshige, okajima yasoemon, okajima yasoemon tsuneshige, ˘no kurobŕ, ˘no kurobŕ tomofusa and ˘no tomofusa have been added to the glossary.

31 July 2019

PLAYS: "Edo-j˘ no Ninj˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Namiki Jusuke and Namiki Miyosuke.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Kasane Sensuke and Kawatake N˘shin.

PROGRAMS: August 2019 (details for the Kabukiza programs, National Theatre, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘, Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Megami-no-Mori Central Garden), September 2019 (Kabukiza), October 2019 (Kinshű Special Tour, Yachiyoza) and November 2019 (National Theatre, Heisei Nakamuraza, Yachiyoza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; inaba, inshű, kajikawa yoriteru, kajikawa yosobŕ, kajikawa yosobŕ yoriteru, kataoka gengoemon, kataoka gengoemon takafusa, kataoka takafusa, matsu no ˘r˘ka, metsuke, okado denpachir˘, okado denpachir˘ shigetomo, okado shigetomo, sh˘da yasutoshi, tamura tatsuaki, uky˘ and uky˘dayű have been added to the glossary.

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˘ lines 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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