UPDATES
31 March 2020

ACTORS: Band˘ Jutar˘ III.

PLAYS: "Buaku", "Bukaku Setsugekka" and "Bungo D˘j˘ji".

ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Ikkaku, Band˘ Matazaemon and Band˘ Takejaku.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Band˘ Tachibana, Band˘ Toyokichi and Band˘ Tsuruemon.

PROGRAMS: March 2020 (coronavirus updates), April 2020 (coronavirus updates), May 2020 (coronavirus updates, Kabukiza, a new flyer for the Akasaka Grand Kabuki), June 2020 (Kabukiza, Minamiza) and July 2020 (Kabukiza).

OTHERS: a few links have been modified; 19 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 19 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; two new illustrations for the actor Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V [1801 | 1811]; a new illustration for the drama "Akegarasu"; a new illustration for the actors Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Fujikawa Buzaemon I, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V, Iwai Tojaku, Nakamura Tamasuke, Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ II, ďkawa Hashiz˘ I, Sawamura Tanosuke II, Segawa Rok˘ IV, Segawa Senjo, Shinozuka Jirozaemon I, Suketakaya Takasuke II and Yashio Ikuemon; a new illustration page for the actors Fujikawa Tomokichi I, Fujikawa Tomokichi II, Ichikawa Dannosuke III, Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I, Nakamura Jakuemon I, Ogino Senjo, Sawamura Shirogor˘ II, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IV, Seki Sanjűr˘ II, Tatsuoka Someemon and Wakaura Kinjűr˘; the pages on the Fujikawa Buzaemon, Fujikawa Hachiz˘, Fujikawa Kayű and Fujikawa Tomokichi lines of actors have been reworked; the pages on the actors Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Fujikawa Buzaemon I, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ I, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ II, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ III, Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ III, Fujikawa Heikur˘, Fujikawa Tomokichi I, Fujikawa Tomokichi II, Nakajima Kanzaemon I and Ogino Senjo have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); a new kuraizuke page with error-fixing; buaku, bungo-bushi, chűshibai, matsumushi, setsugekka, s˘kanjiku, sumiya, toribeyama, tsuki, uroko and yuki daruma have been added to the glossary.

29 February 2020

ACTORS: Arashi Wakano II.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Horikoshi Kangen.

ACTORS LINES: Arashi Sank˘ and Arashi Shichisabur˘.

NI-NO-KAWARI: Ky˘to 1720 (Miyako Handayű's theater), Ky˘to 1720 (Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater), Ky˘to 1720 (Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater) and Ky˘to 1720 (Nakamura Hatsudayű's theater).

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Asao Hisamatsu and Asao Monz˘.

PROGRAMS: March 2020 (details for the Kabukiza, National Theatre and Meijiza programs, Hana no Mai Tour), April 2020 (details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs, Makuhari Messe), May 2020 (Kabukiza, MOA Museum of Art, Tour in the Eastern Provinces) and June 2020 (Hakataza, Kabukiza).

OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 27 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Arashi Kitsusabur˘, Band˘ Katsutar˘ and Band˘ Minosuke lines of actors have been reworked; an illustration page for the actor Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I; the pages on the actors Band˘ Matatar˘ IV, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VI, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VIII, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ X, Band˘ Shűch˘ II, Band˘ Shűch˘ III, Band˘ Shűka I and Band˘ Yasosuke I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); jűji and kojiki have been added to the glossary.

31 January 2020

ACTORS: Yamashita Mangiku I.

PLAYS: "Yuya".

ACTORS LINES: Yoshizawa Goroichi.

SOGAMONO: Nakamuraza 1780 and Ichimuraza 1780.

PROGRAMS: February 2020 (Zenshinza Tour, details for the Kabukiza, Misonoza, Urara Theater Komatsu, Kagekiza, Minamiza and Hakataza programs), March 2020 (National Theatre, a flyer for the Minamiza), April 2020 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘) and May 2020 (TBS Akasaka Act Theater).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 1 new entry in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 3 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Band˘ Matakur˘ and Band˘ Matatar˘ lines of actors have been reworked; a new illustration page for the actor Ichimura Uzaemon IX; a new illustration for the actor ďtani Hiroji II; the pages on the actors Azuma T˘z˘ II, Azuma T˘z˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI, Band˘ Hikozaemon I, Band˘ Hikozaemon II, Band˘ Iwagor˘, Band˘ Jusabur˘ II, Band˘ Jusabur˘ III, Band˘ Jutar˘ I, Band˘ Kakitsu I, Band˘ Kamez˘ I, Band˘ Kunigor˘ I, Band˘ Manz˘, Band˘ Matajűr˘ I, Band˘ Matakur˘ I, Band˘ Matakur˘ II, Band˘ Matakur˘ III, Band˘ Matatar˘ I and Nakamura Utaemon VI have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); komamonoya, s˘j˘ and yuya (n˘) have been added to the glossary.

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