UPDATES
31 August 2018

ACTORS: Nakamura Denpachi.

PLAYS: "Maboroshi Wankyű" and "Wankyű Sue no Matsuyama".

ACTORS LINES: Matsumoto Haku˘, Matsumoto K˘emon, Matsumoto K˘z˘ and Matsumoto Sumiz˘.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Nagawa Chikuy˘, Nagawa Harusuke, Nagawa Kamesuke and Nagawa Tokusuke.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Nakamura Tokich˘, Nakamura Tokie, Nakamura Tokiju and Nakamura Tokisabur˘.

PROGRAMS: September 2018 (details for the Kabukiza and the western provinces tour programs, K˘t˘ Ward Cultural Center, National Bunraku Theatre, T˘daiji Temple), October 2018 (Kabukiza), November 2018 (Heisei Nakamuraza, a new flyer for the Minamiza) and December 2018 (flyer for the Minamiza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 11 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Nagawa Issen I, Nagawa Kamesuke I, Nakamura Karoku V, Nakamura Matagor˘ III, Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV and Nakamura Tokiz˘ V 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 actors Mimasu Daigor˘ V and Onoe Tamiz˘ II; an illustration page for the actors Anegawa Shinshir˘ IV and Arashi San'emon IX; bansotsu, k˘raiya sandai shűmei, shonichi, shuran, sumiyoshi no hama, tayű, uemachi daichi and wan'ya kyűemon have been added to the glossary.

31 July 2018

PLAYS: "Shinpan Utazaimon" and "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Chikamatsu Hanji and Chikamatsu Monky˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Chikamatsu Kannosuke.

PROGRAMS: August 2018 (Nissay Theatre, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘, details for the Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and National Theatre programs), September 2018 (Kabukiza, Classics Tour, NHK Hall), October 2018 (Sh˘chikuza, Eirakukan, Yachiyoza) and November 2018 (Minamiza, Hakataza, Classics Tour, Yachiyoza).

OTHERS: 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII, Suketakaya Takasuke III and Suketakaya Takasuke IV have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); the completion of "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" (summary); ashikaga takauji, b˘shű, hokuch˘, hy˘tan, kawarayabashi, kirishitanmono, kumode takoashi no hikkomi, nagamachi, nanbokuch˘ jidai, nanch˘, nitta-shi, nitta yoshioki, nozaki-mura, seki, s˘ka, su˘, taisho, uchimizu, yaguchi no watashi and zama jinja have been added to the glossary.

30 June 2018

ACTORS: Onoe Kikuz˘ VI.

PLAYS: "Shinshű Kawanakajima Kassen".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Muraoka K˘ji I.

ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa Denz˘, Ichikawa Enjaku, Ichikawa Ginnosuke, Ichikawa Sai'nyű, Ichikawa Shinsha and Ichikawa Ukon.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Fukumori Kyűsuke, Kimura Enji, Muraoka K˘ji, Sakurada Jisuke, Shinoda Kinji and Tsuuchi Jihŕ.

PROGRAMS: July 2018 (details for the Kabukiza, National Theatre, eastern and central provinces tours programs), August 2018 (Kabukiza, National Theatre), September 2018 (National N˘ Theatre) and October 2018 (National Theatre).

OTHERS: 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the pages on Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II and Yamanaka Heikur˘ I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); a new illustration for the actor Band˘ Yasosuke I; shimai has been added to the glossary.

31 May 2018

ACTORS: Hamazaki Isogor˘ and Katsuyama Matagor˘.

PLAYS: "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Kadota Sorobŕ, Kema Nanboku and Kimura Enbu.

ACTORS LINES: Arashi Kangor˘, Ichikawa Dangor˘, Nakamura Kichigor˘, Saigoku Hy˘gor˘ and Tsuruya Nanboku.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Tsuruya Nanboku.

KABUKI VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gama.

STROLLING AROUND: Stars Hands 2012 (Jitsukawa).

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Saigoku Hy˘suke.

PROGRAMS: June 2018 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs, Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre), July 2018 (Kabukiza), August 2018 (National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre, Kintetsu Art Kan) and September 2018 (Kabuki Tour in the western provinces).

OTHERS: 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IX, Saigoku Hy˘gor˘ I and Tsuruya Nanboku I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); a new illustration page for the actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ III, Ikushima Shingor˘, Saigoku Hy˘gor˘ I and Tsuruya Nanboku I; hikosan gongen, hikosan jingű, kadozuke and keng˘ have been added to the glossary.

30 April 2018

ACTORS: Fukuoka Yagoshir˘, Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ I, Ikushima Jűshir˘ and Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II.

PLAYS: "Nezumi Koz˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Fukuoka Yagoshir˘.

ACTORS LINES: Miyazaki Jűshir˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Ikushima T˘gor˘ and Ikushima T˘zabur˘.

PROGRAMS: May 2018 (details for the Kabukiza, National Theatre and Theatre Cocoon programs), June 2018 (Kabukiza), July 2018 (Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre) and August 2018 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Daimaru Shinsaibashi Gekij˘).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 12 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 40 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on Nakamura Noshio I and Nakamura Noshio II have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); a new illustration for the dramas "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki" and "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime"; three pictures (picture 1; picture 2; picture 2) of the special celebration curtain in February 2018 at the Kabukiza for the for the shűmei of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII; two pictures (picture 1; picture 2) of the special celebration curtain in April 2018 at the Misonoza for the shűmei of Matsumoto Haku˘ II and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X; a new picture for the Misonoza; asakusa okura, bokusha, hachiman, hachiman-jin, katanaya, nakamura jirokichi, nezumi koz˘, shijimi, shijimi-uri, tomioka hachimangű and tsujiban have been added to the glossary.

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 pictures (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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