UPDATES 2006
31 December 2006

2006 was a quite busy year for kabuki21.com. 400 actors pages, 200 summaries and 737 entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary are available. I would like to thank very much all the people who helped me building this site: Paul Binnie, Frank Castle, Jeff Blair, Paul Griffith, Ted Jagoda, Lynn Matsuoka, Sekidobashi "Abby" Sakura, Jerry "V" Vegder, Jan Pieter Volkers, Jean Wilson and Akiko Yamauchi. Happy new year to all!

PRINTS:

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Nakamura Utaemon IV Utagawa Hirosada 1848

OTHERS: janome butai and habutae are added to the glossary; details about the gala night at the Shintomiza in the honor of the General Ulysses S. Grant.

25 december 2006

ACTORS: Araki Yojibŕ I and Saigoku Hy˘gor˘ I.

PLAYS: "Chijimiya Shinsuke", "Gosho no Goroz˘", "Hototogisu Goroshi", "Kagami Jishi", "Kagotsurube", "Kikubatake", "Momijigari", "Ninj˘", "ďmori Hikoshichi", "Sumidagawa", "Taiketsu" and "Toribeyama Shinjű".

PRINTS:

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Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III
Sakata Hangor˘ III
T˘shűsai Sharaku 1794

STROLLING AROUND: the Actors' Temple.

DERIVATIVES: Sharaku Boxer Shorts.

PROGRAMS: January 2007 (details for the Kabukiza programs), February 2007 (Kabukiza, Hakataza, Kabuki Forum), March 2007 (National Theatre, Minamiza) and April 2007 (Misonoza, Kanamaruza).

OTHERS: 2 new sources; 18 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; hannya no men, jidai-sewamono, kiku, momiji, sano-yatsuhashimono and sumidagawamono are added to the glossary.

30 November 2006

ACTORS: Fujikawa Tomokichi I and Osagawa Tsuneyo I.

PLAYS: "Ayatsuri Sanbas˘", "Funa Benkei", "Gapp˘", "Genroku Chűshingura", "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku", "Jinmon", "Kumiuchi", "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", "Numazu", "Sakaya" and "Yaguchi no Watashi".

PRINTS:

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Ichikawa Danz˘ IV
Sanogawa Ichimatsu III
Utagawa Toyokuni 1798

TďKAIDď: Numazu.

PROGRAMS: December 2006 (details for the Kabukiza programs) and January 2007 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre, Minamiza, Asakusa K˘kaid˘).

OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; k˘ga jisshu, migawarimono, ny˘b˘, okugata, sankatsu-hanshichimono and teoigoto are added to the glossary.

30 October 2006

ACTORS: Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I, Mihara Jűdayű I and Murayama Heijűr˘ I.

PLAYS: "Asagao Nikki", "Chichi Morai", "Daimotsu no Ura", "D˘my˘ji", "Ise Ondo", "Kagamiyama", "Mikasayama Goten", "Ranpei Monogurui" "Tokaiya" and "Yamashina Kankyo".

PRINTS:

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Nakamura Nakaz˘ I Utagawa Toyokuni 1860s

DERIVATIVES: Aragoto Sweatshirt (part 2).

STROLLING AROUND: Danjűr˘'s grave on Mount K˘ya.

PROGRAMS: October 2006 (details for the Kabukiza programs, NHK Hall), November 2006 (Kabukiza with details) and December 2006 (Kabukiza, Minamiza, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 18 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; asagao, chichimoraimono, ise, ise ondo, kagamiyamamono, matsukaze-murasamemono, seishű and z˘ri are added to the glossary.

09 September 2006

ACTORS: Ichikawa Dannosuke III, Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ III and Ichikawa Ichiz˘ III.

PLAYS: "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami", "Hipp˘ Denju", "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘", "Kairaishi", "Tanemaki Sanbas˘", "Tonbi Yakko", "Ume Goyomi", "Ume no Yoshibŕ" and "Yagyű Matajűr˘".

PRINTS:

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Ichikawa Dannosuke III Utagawa Toyokuni 1812
Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ III Utagawa Kunisada 1812
Ichikawa Ichiz˘ III Utagawa Toyokuni 1859

PROGRAMS: October 2006 (National Theatre) and November 2006 (National Theatre, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour, Yachiyoza, Kinshű Special Tour).

OTHERS: 11 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; fukagawa, kend˘, kenkyaku, kosan-kingor˘mono, ninj˘bon, ume-no-yoshibeimono, utazawa and yagyű shinkage ryű are added to the glossary.

16 August 2006

ACTORS: Nakamura Jiroza II, Nakamura Jűz˘ II, Nakamura Kumetar˘ II and Nakamura Noshio II.

PLAYS: "Makasho", "Okazaki", "Shiranami Gonin Otoko" and "Tomo Yakko".

PRINTS:

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Nakamura Noshio I Ippitsusai Bunch˘ 1770

PROGRAMS: August 2006 (National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre), September 2006 (details for the Kabukiza programs, Mid˘ Kaikan) and October 2006 (Misonoza, Kabukiza, National Theatre, Sh˘chikuza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; hakuj˘-hakuj˘-hakukichi, igagoemono, kar˘, and sandai adauchi are added to the glossary.

31 July 2006

ACTORS: Arashi Shichigor˘ I, Nakamura Kashichi IV and Nakayama Bunshichi II.

PLAYS: "Asazuma Bune", "Keya-mura", "Kirare Yosa", "Tama Usagi", "Toshima", "Tsuchi Gumo" and "Utsubo Zaru".

PRINTS:

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Sawamura Tanosuke I Katsukawa Shunsh˘ 1770

ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Jusabur˘.

PROGRAMS: August 2006 (details for the Kabukiza programs).

OTHERS: 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; ehon butai ˘gi, k˘dan, midori, saruhiki and shinko engeki jűsshu are added to the glossary.

30 June 2006

ACTORS: biographies of the actors Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

PLAYS: "Kurozuka", "Kuzu-no-Ha", "Shiokumi", "Suzu-ga-Mori", "Ten no Amijima" and "Uma Nusubito".

PRINTS:

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Kataoka Gad˘ IV Yoshikawa Kanp˘ 1924

PROGRAMS: June 2006 (Zenshinza Tour), July 2006 (Zenshinza Tour), August 2006 (Kabukiza, National Theatre) and September 2006 (Kabukiza, Edo T˘ky˘ Museum, 1 tour).

OTHERS: a new news section; 14 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 8 new links; asazuma bune, banzui-ch˘beimono, chijimi, eboshi, ennosuke jűhachiban, hachiman matsuri, heyago, kaibary˘, matsuri, mino, n˘shű, shiokumi and uma are added to the glossary.

25 May 2006

ACTORS: biographies of the actor Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

PLAYS: "Ehon Taik˘ki", "M˘moku Monogatari", "Okuni to Gohei", "Sodehagi Saimon" and "Yoshinogawa".

PRINTS:

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Matsushima Hy˘tar˘ Torii Kiyomasu 1720s

PROGRAMS: May 2006 (Le Theatre Ginza), June 2006 (Kabukiza, Kansai Tour) and July 2006 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre, 2 tours).

THEATERS: Imperial Theater and Miyakoza.

OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; we have changed the pattern for the background of all pages; 6 new links; kari-hanamichi, sewa ny˘b˘ and shakuhachi are added to the glossary.

04 April 2006

ACTORS: biographies of the actors Arashi Sangor˘ IV, Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV, Iwai Matsunosuke IV and Kataoka Nizaemon IV.

PLAYS: "B˘ Shibari", "Kezori", "Kisen" and "Umegawa Chűbŕ".

PRINTS:

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Sawamura Tanosuke III
Nakamura Fukusuke I
Utagawa Toyokuni 1860

PROGRAMS: June 2006 (National Theatre, Hakataza, Mitsukoshi Gekij˘).

OTHERS: 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new pattern for the background of all pages (the mon of late Nakamura Utaemon VI to commemorate the 5th anniversary (6th memorial service) of his death; chobokure, rokkasen, shiomi no mie and sumiyoshi odori are added to the glossary.

21 March 2006

ACTORS: biographies of the actors Arashi Sanpachi I, Arashi Sangor˘ I and Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

PLAYS: "Imoseyama", "Ninokuchi-mura" and "Sugawara".

PRINTS:

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Arashi Sanpachi I Utagawa Toyokuni

PROGRAMS: May 2006 (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre, Chűnichi Theatre).

OTHERS: 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; hy˘shigoto and taika no kaishin are added to the glossary.

26 February 2006

ACTORS: biographies of the actors Fujikawa Hachiz˘ II and Fujikawa Tomokichi II.

PLAYS: "Sarayashiki" and "Unagidani".

PRINTS:

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Fujikawa Tomokichi II Utagawa Toyokuni 1814

PROGRAMS: February 2006 (National Bunraku Theatre), March 2006 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Theatre Cocoon, Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Tour, PARCO) and April 2006 (Kabukiza, Theatre Cocoon, Misonoza, Kanamaruza, Sh˘chikuza, Minamiza, Daigoji Temple).

OTHERS: 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; gosannen, jikabuki, Kataoka Jűnishű, otsuma-hachirobŕmono, ut˘ and zenkunen are added to the glossary; 6 new links.

31 January 2006

ACTORS: biographies of the d˘kegata actors Nanboku Sabu I, Sengoku Hikosuke I and Tsuruya Nanboku I.

PLAYS: "Ch˘ no Michiyuki".

PRINTS:

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Arashi Tomisabur˘ II
Ichikawa Danz˘ V
Nakamura Matsue III
Nakamura Utaemon III
Ogawa Kichitar˘ III
Illustrated playbill 1828

PROGRAMS: February 2006 (Kabukiza, Hakataza, Kabuki Forum).

OTHERS: 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; miyazono and sonohachi are added to the glossary.

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