|31 December 2004||
2004 was a busy and fruitful year for kabuki21.com. We completed the translation in English of all the pages. 300 actors pages and 103 summaries are from now on available. I would like to thank very much all the people who helped me building this site: Paul Binnie, Jeff Blair, Cha, Rolf M. Degener, Kayako Doi, Yuriko Fujiki, David "Bassman" Gardahaut, Horst Graebner, Paul Griffith, Richard Illing, James King, Curtis Knapp, Theo de Kreijger, Katarzyna Paczuska, Guy Pepermans, David Reinke, Hiroko Sonoyama, Jerry "V" Vegder, Jean Wilson, Yoshiko Yamashita and Akiko Yamauchi.
OTHERS: opening of the Characters section.
|24 December 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Fujikawa Buzaemon I, Kaneko Kichizaemon, Kawarazaki Gonnosuke I, Miyazaki Denkichi, Morita Kan'ya I, Nakamura Kazuma I, Osagawa Jűemon, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Sodesaki Karyű, Takeshima K˘zaemon I, Ukon Genzaemon and Yamashita Ky˘emon I.
OTHERS: Ak˘, ak˘ r˘shi, Banshű, ebizori, Harima and oguri-hanganmono are added to the glossary; the translation of all actors lines pages is completed; 5 new links; the bibliography page is reworked (new format and 1 new reference); the translation of all plays & dances pages is completed!
|12 December 2004||
|22 November 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Arashi Koroku IV, Azuma T˘z˘ III, Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I, Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ I, Kataoka Ichiz˘ I, Mimasu Daigor˘ I, Nakamura Karoku I, Ogino Senjo, Osagawa Tsuneyo II, Segawa Senjo and Seki Sanjűr˘ III.
OTHERS: 2 photographes of Nakamura Fukusuke (courtesy of Curtis Knapp); akattsura, atariyaku, Ansei, chonmage, Kaei, K˘ka, mawaributai, mottoi, ningy˘buri and osome-hisamatsumono are added to the glossary; the page on Hakone is revised; 2 new links.
|11 November 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Ichimura Uzaemon X, Ichimura Uzaemon XI, Kataoka Nizaemon X, Kataoka Nizaemon XI, Kataoka Nizaemon XII, Morita Kan'ya XII, Morita Kan'ya XIII, Morita Kan'ya XIV, Nakamura Nakaz˘ I, Nakamura Nakaz˘ II and Nakamura Nakaz˘ III.
|28 October 2004||The site is back on the web!|
|20 October 2004||
|14 October 2004||The site is down (webhosting troubles)!|
|10 October 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Ichikawa Gonjűr˘, Ichikawa Jukai III, Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Ichikawa Sadanji II, Ichikawa Sh˘ch˘ II, Nakamura Kichiemon I, Nakamura Sukegor˘ II, Nakamura Tsurusuke V, Nakamura Utaemon IV and Nakamura Utaemon V.
OTHERS: Paul Binnie's amazing prints are added to the Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VIII, Ichikawa Danshir˘ and Nakamura Ganjir˘ pages; a new page dedicated to the ďsaka Kabukiza; some details on the revivals of "Kenuki", "Narukami" and "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘"; Furisode, ichibanme, Jiyű Gekij˘, jiz˘, kikukichi, nibanme and toitagaeshi are added to the glossary; 1 new links; some details on the premiere of "Shuzenji Monogatari".
|27 September 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Arashi Yoshisabur˘ IV, Ichimura Takenoj˘ V, Iwai Kumesabur˘ V, Jitsukawa Enjaku II, Nakayama Kiraku I, Onoe Tatsunosuke I, Segawa Rok˘ IV and Seki San'emon.
OTHERS: an article on the end of the Nakaza; Paul Binnie's amazing prints are added to the Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Ichikawa Ennosuke and Nakamura Jakuemon pages; ďoka-seidanmono, kamiyui, fűzoku buy˘, hyakush˘ ikki, haritsuke, tako (!) and okonomiyaki (!!) are added to the glossary; the page on Nakamura Tokiz˘ is reworked; a new case for the dark side of Kabuki; 3 new links.
|18 September 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Ichimura Uzaemon IX, Ichimura Uzaemon XV, Ichimura Uzaemon XVI, Morita Kan'ya IV, Morita Kan'ya VIII, Morita Kan'ya XI, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ I, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XI and Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XIII.
|09 September 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Arashi Rikan IV, Arashi Rikan V, Ichikawa Omez˘ I, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IX, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI, Nakamura Nakaz˘ IV, Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ IV.
OTHERS: an illustrated playbill for "Sushiya"; the pages on the Moritaza/Shintomiza and the Kadoza are in English (no more theater page in French); a new page dedicated to the Hong˘za; more details on the premieres of "Banzui Ch˘bei Sh˘jin Manaita", "Ehon Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji", "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure" (the premiere in Ky˘to is also available), "Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu" and "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan"; the links page is completely reworked; hikae yagura is added to the glossary.
|21 August 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Arashi Rikaku II, Arashi Rikaku IV, Sawamura Tanosuke II, Sawamura Tanosuke IV, Seki Sanjűr˘ II, Seki Sanjűr˘ IV, Suketakaya Takasuke II and Suketakaya Takasuke IV.
PLAYS: "Banch˘ Sarayashiki", "Fubuki T˘ge", "Ga no Iwai", "Hototogisu Koj˘ no Rakugetsu", "Kioi Jishi", "Kurumabiki", "Ninin Wankyű", "Sanja Matsuri", "Sekisan Yakko", "Tachi Nusubito", "Tempaizan", "Ya-no-Ne" and "Yasuna".
OTHERS: our first FAQ; the pages on the Minamiza, the Nakaza and the Yamamuraza are in English; new pages dedicated to the T˘ky˘za and the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘; The dark side of Kabuki; The Kabuki Tours Abroad; A fourth old postcard of the Kabukiza.
|30 July 2004||
OTHERS: some details on the premiere of "Sumidagawa".
|27 July 2004||
OTHERS: some details on the premieres of "Akegarasu", "Inazuma Z˘shi" and "Utsub˘ Zaru"; the page on the ďiso station is updated; the pages on the Ichimuraza, the Kabukiza, the Kawarazakiza and the Meijiza are translated in English.
|30 June 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Ichikawa Danshir˘ III, Ichikawa Sadanji III, Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III, Nakamura Daikichi III, Nakamura Kan'emon III, Nakamura Karoku III, Nakamura Tokiz˘ III, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ III and Sakata Hangor˘ III.
OTHERS: some details on the T˘eikai.
|15 June 2004||
OTHERS: some details on the Torikuma Shibai troupe.
|30 May 2004||
OTHERS: we started to work on a PHP-based version of Kabuki21.com (just replace *.htm by *.php if you need to fix your links to our site); some important additions in the glossary: T˘kaid˘, Nagauta, Gidayű, Modori, ďzatsuma, Gempei-kassenmono and Giri/Ninj˘; a new format for the actors pages (we keep the old format for contemporary actors or for the pages in French).
|20 May 2004||
|29 April 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Arashi Sangor˘ II, Arashi Sangor˘ III, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV, Iwai Hanshir˘ I, Iwai Hanshir˘ III, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, Mimasu Daigor˘ III, Mimasu Daigor˘ IV, Ogino Izabur˘ I and Ogino Izabur˘ II.
|01 April 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VI, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ I, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, Nakamura Utaemon I, Nakayama Bunshichi I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Ogino Sawanoj˘, Ogino Yaegiri I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Onoe Taganoj˘ I, Sanogawa Ichimatsu I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Sawamura Kunitar˘ I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Yamatoya Jimbei II and Yamatoya Jimbei III.
OTHERS: 14 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary.
|07 March 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Arashi Gansh˘, Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV, Ichikawa Danz˘ I and Ichikawa Danz˘ III, Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I, Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ II, Nakamura Fukusuke V, Nakamura Kanjaku III, Onoe Eizabur˘ VII and Onoe Fujaku III.
|29 February 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Arashi Rikan II, Arashi Rikan III, Arashi San'emon VI, Arashi San'emon IX, Asao Kuzaemon I, Asao Kuzaemon II, Asao Tamejűr˘ I, Asao Tamejűr˘ III, Ichikawa Monnosuke II, Ichikawa Monnosuke III, Nakamura Denkur˘ I, Nakamura Denkur˘ IV, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VIII and Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII.
|31 January 2004||
ACTORS: short biographies of the actors Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Ichikawa Danz˘ V, Ichikawa Danz˘ VI, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IV, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ II, Segawa Kikunoj˘ V, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Yamashita Kinsaku II, Yamashita Kinsaku IV, Yoshizawa Ayame I, Yoshizawa Ayame II, Yoshizawa Ayame III and Yoshizawa Ayame IV.
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