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31 August 2017

PLAYS: "K˘dan Yomiya no Ame".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Masuyama Kinpachi II.

ACTORS LINES: Matsushima Han'ya and Matsushima Sakuya.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Kanai Sanpei, Kanazawa Ryűgoku, Kawatake Shinshichi, Masuyama Kinpachi, Matsui K˘z˘, Nagawa Shimesuke, Nakamura Jűsuke and Namiki Gohei.

STROLLING AROUND: Stars Hands 2012 (Sawamura).

PROGRAMS: September 2017 (details for the Kabukiza programs, Nagoya N˘ Gakud˘, ROHM Theatre, Cerulean Tower N˘ Theater), October 2017 (Kabukiza, NHK Hall, Yachiyoza), November 2017 (Eirakukan, Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki, Yachiyoza, illustration for the National Theatre) and December 2017 (ROHM Theatre, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 1 new entry in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; the pages on Arashi Kitsusabur˘ I and Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); ch˘moto, gag˘, hayaokeya, izushi-han, kaya, nezumitori-gusuri, nezumitori-gusuri uri, sengoku s˘d˘ and torafugu have been added to the glossary.

31 July 2017

PLAYS: "Ten'ichib˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Hon'ya Hanshichi and Hon'ya S˘shichi.

ACTORS LINES: Matsushima Hanshichi and Nakamura Kashichi.

STROLLING AROUND: Stars Hands 2012 (Kataoka).

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Kirinoya Shinshichi and Kiriyama S˘shichi.

PROGRAMS: August 2017 (details for the Kabukiza programs), September 2017 (Kabukiza), October 2017 (Bunka S˘g˘ Center ďwada) and November 2017 (National Theatre, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Kinshű Special Tour, Classics Tour).

OTHERS: 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 2 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Nakamura Kashichi IV and Tsuruya Nanboku IV have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); a new illustration for Arashi Sangor˘ VI and Nakamura Kashichi IV; gekidan wakajishi, hitachi, j˘shű, kada no ura, mito-han, muj˘mon, rakuin, shinkokugeki, ten'ichib˘ jiken, ten'ichib˘mono, tennichib˘, tokugawa tsunaeda and tokugawa yoshimune have been added to the glossary.

30 June 2017

PLAYS: "Kari no Tayori".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Matsui K˘z˘ I and Matsui K˘z˘ II.

ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa Takinoj˘, Ichikawa Unosuke, Mizuki Somenosuke, Mizuki Tatsunosuke, Nakamura Baishi and Nakamura Genzaemon.

KABUKI VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: Doro.

PROGRAMS: July 2017 (details for the Kabukiza programs, Patria Hita), August 2017 (Kabukiza, National Theatre), September 2017 (Hakataza, ROHM Theatre) and October 2017 (National Theatre, NTK Hall, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Classics Tour).

OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 2 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the page on "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" has been reworked; the pages on Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IV, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Yamashita Kinsaku II and Yamashita Kinsaku IV have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); arima onsen, doro, doroba, dorobune, hondoro, kashin, noda-ban and t˘jiba have been added to the glossary.

31 May 2017

ACTORS: Fukuda Dan'emon, Gatten Yazaemon, Kokon Shinzaemon, ďkuma Utaemon and Sawai Sonoemon.

PLAYS: "Daimotsu no Ura", "Engakuji", "Funayagura", "ďuchi", "Shika Koroshi" and "Tokaiya".

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Sakata Seiemon, Sawamura Jűr˘zaemon, Shibazaki Kikuemon, Shinozuka Jűzaemon and Somekawa Rokur˘zaemon.

PROGRAMS: June 2017 (details for the Kabukiza, Hakataza and National Theatre programs), July 2017 (Kabukiza, details for the Sh˘chikuza and National Theatre programs), August 2017 (Chűnichi Theatre, Festival Hall, National Theatre, Kintetsu Art Kan) and September 2017 (Tour in the Western Provinces).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 1 illustration page for the Yachiyoza; 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; 3 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the prints & illustrations page of "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" was reworked; engakuji, gofukuya, gor˘ nyűd˘ masamune, h˘j˘ tokimune, masamune, naka, shika, shinroku, shisha, tsuzurayama, wakakusayama and yakusha ˘kagami have been added to the glossary.

24 April 2017

ACTORS: Sakakiyama Danshir˘ I.

PLAYS: "Gonge" and "Gonj˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Sakakiyama Kansuke I.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Band˘ Kamesabur˘ VI.

ACTORS LINES: Sakakiyama Danshir˘ and Sakakiyama Jűtar˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘, Sakakiyama Onojűr˘, Sakakiyama Sengiku and Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘.

PROGRAMS: May 2017 (details for the Meijiza programs, Orchard Hall, Niigata Kenmin Kaikan), June 2017 (Kabukiza, Tango Bunka Kaikan, Aichi Arts Center) and July 2017 (Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 9 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; an illustration page for the actors Onoe Montar˘ and Tatsuoka Hisagiku; the pages on Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III and Sakakiyama Sagisuke have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); the pages of the Sakakiyama Koshir˘ and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ lines of actors have been reworked; a picture of the special celebration curtain for the April 2017 shűmei of Nakamura Jakuemon V at the Kanamaruza; a new illustration for the actor Yamatoyama Sensuke II; gonpachi-komurasakimono, hirai gonpachi, keij˘, miuraya komurasaki, rokug˘gawa, shirai gonpachi, suzu-ga-mori and yume have been added to the glossary.

31 March 2017

ACTORS: Tamon Sh˘zaemon I and Tamon Sh˘zaemon II.

PLAYS: "Goban Taiheiki", "Tsuchiya Chikara" and "Yasaku no Kamabara".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Takarada Jurai and Takarada Jusuke.

ACTORS LINES: Tamon Sh˘zaemon.

NI-NO-KAWARI: Ky˘to 1721 and Ky˘to 1753.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Tamagawa Genzabur˘, Tamagawa Kasen and Tamagawa Kindayű.

PROGRAMS: April 2017 (details for the Kabukiza, Kanamaruza and Akasaka Act Theater programs), May 2017 (details for the Kabukiza and Sh˘chikuza programs, casting for the Meijiza), June 2017 (Hakataza, Heisei Nakamuraza) and July 2017 (Eastern Provinces, Central Provinces).

OTHERS: 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the pages on Arashi Keishi, Arashi Kitsusabur˘, Arashi Yoshisabur˘, Ikushima Hanroku, Nakamura Hayato, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Onoe Kikunosuke, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Tatsuoka Hisagiku and Tatsuoka Someemon have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; 1 new case for the dark side of Kabuki; asano naganori, asano takumi-no-kami naganori, chikara, enomoto kikaku, geisha, gengo, goke, gűkyo, hana no edo kabuki nendaiki, hyakush˘, kama, kamabara, kanzaki noriyasu, katsuta shinzaemon taketaka, katsuta taketaka, kira yoshihisa, kokon yakusha monogatari, kuranosuke, maiko, miyagawa-ch˘, ˘boshi rikiya, ˘boshi yuranosuke, ˘ishi chikara, ˘ishi kuranosuke, ˘ishi yoshikane, ˘ishi yoshitaka, ˘taka gengo tadao, ˘taka tadao, ˘washi bungo, shin kikaku, tokugawa tsunayoshi, tsuchiya chikara michinao, tsuchiya michinao, tsűsh˘ and yogor˘ have been added to the glossary.

28 February 2017

ACTORS: Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Yamamoto Kamon.

PLAYS: "Dontsuku" and "Oshizu Reiza".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Yamamoto Kaseki.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichikawa Danko.

ACTORS LINES: Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ and Nakamura Tsurumatsu.

SOGAMONO: Nakamuraza 1762, Ichimuraza 1762 and Moritaza 1762.

KABUKI VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nezumi.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Yamamoto Kanbŕ and Yamamoto Ky˘z˘.

PROGRAMS: March 2017 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs), April 2017 (Kabukiza, Classics Tour), May 2017 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza) and June 2017 (Hakataza).

OTHERS: 11 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration for the actors Anegawa Daikichi I, Asao Jűjir˘, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II and Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I; an illustration page for the actors Hayakawa Dengor˘, Hyakunin'isshu Genzabur˘, Imamura Motojűr˘, Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I, Onoe Genji and Takenaka T˘zabur˘; a new dictionary for roles; the pages on Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, Yamashita Matashir˘ I and Yamashita Ky˘emon I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); the pages on the Ichikawa Komaz˘ and Mimasu Inemaru lines of actors have been reworked (contents); the pages on the dramas "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘", "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" and "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" have been reworked (contents); a picture of the special celebration curtain for the February 2017 hatsubutai of Nakamura Kantar˘ III and Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ II at the Kabukiza; 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; chaya ny˘b˘, daiku, fubuki, ichiban taiko, inaka zamurai, kado reisha, kakubŕ, kameido tenjin, miko, negishi, nezumi, nimochi, ogy˘ no matsu, onna tayű, reisha, shibai kinm˘ zui, shűtanba, tenchi tenn˘ and wakadanna have been added to the glossary.

31 January 2017

ACTORS: Sanj˘ Namie I.

PLAYS: "Futago Sumidagawa".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Shinoda Sasuke.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ and Nakamura Kantar˘.

ACTORS LINES: Sanj˘ Kantar˘.

SOGAMONO: Moritaza 1721, Ichimuraza 1755 and Nakamuraza 1779.

NI-NO-KAWARI: Ky˘to 1764.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Somekawa Ubŕ.

PROGRAMS: February 2017 (details for the Kabukiza programs), March 2017 (Kabukiza, more details (list of acts) for the National Theatre), April 2017 (Akasaka Act Theater, Makuhari Messe) and May 2017 (Meijiza, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 2 new links; 29 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the pages on Kawatake Mokuami, Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Yamashita Yaoz˘ I, Yamatoya Jinbŕ II, Yamatoya Jinbŕ III, Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I, Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II and Yashio Ikuemon have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); a picture of the special celebration curtain for the January 2017 shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII at the Sh˘chikuza; a picture of the special celebration curtain for the January 2017 shűmei of Ichikawa Udanji III at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘; by˘bu, ennosuke shijűhassen, fukkatsu t˘shi ky˘gen jűhachiban, handayű bushi, hanyű-mura, hirose kinz˘, hitokai, kaka jűkyoku, shinsaku sűpÔ kabuki jűban and sumidagawa have been added to the glossary.

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