UPDATES
31 March 2018

ACTORS: Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ II and Tamagawa Genzabur˘.

PLAYS: "Yayoi no Hana Asakusa Matsuri".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Katsu Genz˘ III.

ACTORS LINES: Kataoka Gakusabur˘, Nakamura Kichisabur˘ and Takenaka Hatsusabur˘.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Katsu Genz˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Asao Tamesabur˘, Hanagiri Tokusabur˘ and Takeshima Takisabur˘.

PROGRAMS: April 2018 (Sh˘chikuza, Makuhari Messe, details for the Kabukiza and Kanamaruza programs), May 2018 (Misonoza, a flyer for the Kabukiza), June 2018 (National Theatre) and July 2018 (Kabuki Tours in the Eastern and Central Provinces).

OTHERS: 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; a new illustration for the actors Anegawa Daikichi I, Asao Tamejűr˘ I, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ I and Nakayama Shinkur˘ II; a new illustration for the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; a new illustration for the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki"; a new illustration page for the drama "Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi"; a new illustration page for the actors Sanogawa Hanazuma III and Yoshizawa Ayame III; the pages on the Kataoka Ainosuke and Kataoka Ch˘dayű lines of actors have been reworked (contents); aku, asakusa jinja, asuka jidai, ebisu, haji no nakatomo, hakusai, hinokuma hamanari, hinokuma takenari, jingű k˘g˘, k˘rai, miyatogawa, ˘jin tenn˘, shinra, takenouchi no sukune, tsűjin, yabo daijin, yakusha yoyo no tsugiki, yayoi and zen have been added to the glossary.

28 February 2018

ACTORS: Mikuni Hikosaku II and Nanboku Sabu II.

PLAYS: "Ninin Sanbas˘" and "Taik˘ Sanbas˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Kawatake N˘shin II.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Matsumoto K˘jaku.

ACTORS LINES: Mikuni Hikosaku and Nanboku Sabu.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Kasanui Sensuke and Katsu Hy˘z˘.

NI-NO-KAWARI: ďsaka 1778 and Ky˘to 1778.

PROGRAMS: March 2018 (Kanagawa Arts Theatre, details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs), April 2018 (Kabukiza), May 2018 (Kabukiza, Tango Bunka Kaikan) and June 2018 (Hakataza).

OTHERS: 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; 1 new nickname in the bilingual list of nicknames or common names; a new illustration for the actors Arashi Koroku II, Arashi Raishi I, Kagaya Kashichi I, Kasaya Matakur˘ II and Onoe Kikugor˘ II; a new illustration page for the actors Anegawa Kikuhachi, Anegawa Shinshir˘ III, Arashi Bungor˘ I, Arashi Kichisabur˘ I, Asao Tamejűr˘ I, Band˘ Iwagor˘, Mimasu Tokujir˘ I, Nakayama Bunshichi I, Nakayama Bunshichi II, Nakayama Shinkur˘ II, Nanboku Sabu I, Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and Yamashita Kamenoj˘ IV; a new illustration page for the drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen"; the pages on Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I and Nanboku Sabu I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); aizamoto, chacha, daik˘in, kita-no-mandokoro, k˘daiin, nene, shosadate, sugihara yasuko, taik˘ and yodo-dono, yodogimi, yodo-no-kata have been added to the glossary.

31 January 2018

ACTORS: Ichimura Tamagashiwa I.

PLAYS: "Soga no Ishidan".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Ichioka Sadanori.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Matsumoto K˘emon and Matsumoto K˘z˘.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Ichioka Washichi.

SOGAMONO: Nakamuraza 1778.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Ichimura Danz˘.

PROGRAMS: February 2018 (Enjukai, details for the Kabukiza and Chűnichi Theatre programs), March 2018 (details for the Shungy˘ Special Tour), April 2018 (ROHM Theatre, Noda City Culture Center, details for the Shungy˘ Special Tour) and May 2018 (National Theatre, Cocoon Kabuki).

OTHERS: 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; two picture (picture 1; picture 2) of the special celebration curtain in January 2018 at the Kabukiza for the for the shűmei of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII; fujisan, ishidan, kariba, kewaizaka, kud˘ saemon suketsune, soga gor˘ tokimune, soga jűr˘ sukenari and tsurugaoka hachimangű have been added to the glossary.

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