UPDATES 2008
31 December 2008

2008 in figures:

  • 500 actors pages
  • 270 summaries
  • 980 entries in the Kabuki play dictionary
  • 175 actors lines
  • I would like to thank very much all the people who helped me building this site. Happy new year to all!

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Tsuruya Nanboku II.

    CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichimura Takematsu.

    PLAYS: "Gonza to Sukejű" and "Shuzenji Monogatari".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Kanjűr˘ II
    Onoe Fujaku V
    Utagawa Hirosada 1851
    Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I Utagawa Hirosada 1848
    Nakamura Komanosuke V Nakai Yoshitaki 1865

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Izabur˘, Band˘ Shinsui, Fujikawa Kayű, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichimura Takematsu, Jitsukawa Yűjir˘, Kataoka Ch˘dayű, Kawarazaki Kunitar˘, Nakamura Komanosuke, Onoe Fujaku, Sakata Sajűr˘ and Sawamura S˘nosuke.

    THEATERS: Hakataza (Fukuoka).

    PROGRAMS: January 2009 (details for the Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza and National Theatre programs, Zenshinza Gekij˘, Minamiza), February 2009 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza) and March 2009 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre).

    OTHERS: 3 new links; 14 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; hitsuji, i, iemoto, inu, jűnishi, kamigata-mai, mi, ne, ˘oka seidan, sanju kinen, saru, tatsu, tora, u, uma and ushi are added to the glossary.

    30 November 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Kataoka Gat˘ II and Sakata Hangor˘ IV.

    PLAYS: "Nigatsud˘" and "Sengi".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ II
    Jitsukawa Shachiz˘
    Nakai Yoshitaki 1866
    Ogino Senjo Nakai Yoshitaki 1866
    Sakata Hangor˘ IV Utagawa Kuniyasu 1825
    Seki Sanjűr˘ II Utagawa Kuniyasu 1825

    ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Takesabur˘, Fujikawa Tomokichi, Ichikawa Shinz˘, Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘, Kataoka Ainosuke and Nakamura Sen'ya.

    KABUKI ART: Comic Strip.

    PROGRAMS: October 2008 (details for the Misonoza programs - a little bit too late!), November 2008 (details for the Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour), December 2008 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs, Nakamura Kantar˘/Nakamura Shichinosuke Special Tour) and January 2009 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Sh˘chikuza, Asakusa K˘kaid˘, Shinbashi Enbuj˘).

    OTHERS: 4 new links; 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; bunka k˘r˘sha, nigatsud˘, nirami no mie, r˘ben and t˘daiji are added to the glossary; the star Nakamura Utaemon III is referenced as Nakamura Tamasuke in our database; a big mistake regarding the shűmei of Segawa Senjo and Segawa Rok˘ IV in the 11th lunar month of 1807 (not 1805 as it was previously written - many thanks to the webmaster of Kunisada.de, who was kind to report this error) is corrected.

    30 October 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I and Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Okoma Saiza" and "Takenoko Hori".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Sanpachi I
    Sakata Kumajűr˘
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1799

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Hinasuke.

    PROGRAMS: October 2008 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs), November 2008 (details for the National Theatre and Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs) and December 2008 (Kabukiza).

    OTHERS: 1 new link; cleaning of the dead links (thanks to Alan!); 14 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; naka-no-j˘-j˘ is added to the glossary.

    27 September 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Kasaya Matakur˘ I.

    CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Kazutar˘ and Nakamura Tanetar˘.

    PLAYS: "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Hinasuke I Katsukawa Shunsh˘ 1780
    Arashi Hinasuke III Utagawa Kunisada 1813

    ACTORS LINES: Fujikawa Buzaemon and Fujikawa Hachiz˘.

    KABUKI ART: Alexander Iacovlev's Prints.

    DERIVATIVES: St Kitts Stamps.

    PROGRAMS: November 2008 (Yachiyoza, Shimonoseki Shimin Kaikan) and December 2008 (Minamiza, National Theatre).

    OTHERS: 1 new link; 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; honmy˘ and junkanbu sh˘shin are added to the glossary.

    09 September 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Tamiya Shirogor˘.

    CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Band˘ Minosuke and Nakamura Baishi.

    PLAYS: "Badarai no Mitsuhide" and "Kikujid˘".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V Utagawa Toyokuni 1861
    Ichikawa Raiz˘ V
    Kataoka Nizaemon VIII
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1861

    KABUKI ART: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ (Edo dolls series 6).

    DERIVATIVES: Kabuki Needlepoint.

    PROGRAMS: October 2008 (NHK Hall) and November 2008 (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Heisei Nakamuraza).

    OTHERS: 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; badarai, jid˘, hatsubutai and omemie are added to the glossary.

    31 August 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Arashi Otohachi I.

    PLAYS: "Yabase no Ura/Koj˘".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Otohachi III Utagawa Kunisada 1852

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Otohachi.

    STROLLING AROUND: Kodomo Shibai.

    PROGRAMS: November 2008 (National Theatre, Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour).

    OTHERS: 1 new link; 1 new entry in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; chikubushima and yabase no ura are added to the glossary.

    24 August 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Anegawa Kikuhachi.

    PLAYS: "ďtsu Yadoya/Sasabiki".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Anegawa Minato II Suifutei 1782
    Arashi San'emon VI Suifutei 1782

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Koroku and Arashi San'emon.

    PROGRAMS: September 2008 (details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs) and October 2008 (Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour).

    OTHERS: 1 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; creation of a Actors Names Dictionary.

    16 August 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Arashi Otohachi II, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ III, Ogino Yaegiri II and Yamashita Yaoz˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Shűjaku Jishi".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Otohachi I Katsukawa Shunsh˘ 1768
    Fujikawa Hachiz˘ II Suifutei 1782
    Ogino Yaegiri I Torii Kiyomasu 1730s
    Yamashita Yaoz˘ I Suifutei 1782

    KABUKI ART: Ichikawa Sadanji (Edo dolls series 5).

    DERIVATIVES: Sharaku Stamps.

    PROGRAMS: September 2008 (details for the Kabukiza programs) and October 2008 (Kabukiza, Heisei Nakamuraza).

    OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; kanoko mochi is added to the glossary.

    28 July 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Arashi Shichigor˘ III, Haruyama Genshichi II and Imamura Shichisabur˘ II.

    PLAYS: "Higaki" and "Sannin Katawa".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Sangor˘ II Suifutei 1782
    Band˘ Kakitsu I
    Onoe Eijir˘
    Utagawa Kunimasa 1888
    Band˘ Kamez˘ I Utagawa Toyokuni 1857
    Ichikawa Gonjűr˘
    Iwai Shijaku IV
    Y˘shű Chikanobu 1882
    Nakayama Bunshichi I Suifutei 1782

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Kichisabur˘, Arashi Sangor˘, Arashi Shagan, Arashi Shichigor˘, Nakayama Bunshichi, Nakayama Kiraku and Nakayama Shinkur˘.

    THEATERS: Heisei Nakamuraza.

    PROGRAMS: August 2008 (details for the Kabukiza and Sh˘chikuza programs), September 2008 (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, Chűky˘ Daigaku Bunka Shimin Kaikan) and October 2008 (Misonoza, National Theatre, Zenshinza Gekij˘, Asakusa K˘kaid˘).

    OTHERS: 3 new links; 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; kiri ky˘gen, omodaka jűshu, ono no komachi, saruguma, santo yakusha omokage zukushi, suifutei gigafu and yakusha mono iwai are added to the glossary; the very beginning of the Kabuki Visual Encyclopedia.

    30 June 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Asao Yoroku II, Ikushima Hanroku, S˘ry˘ Jinroku II and Uemura Rokusabur˘.

    PLAYS: "Hanami".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Asao Yoroku II Utagawa Kunisada 1857
    S˘ry˘ Jinroku II Utagawa Kunisada

    ACTORS LINES: Asao Yoroku and S˘ry˘ Jinroku.

    PROGRAMS: July 2008 (Nissay Theatre, details for the Kabukiza and Sh˘chikuza programs), August 2008 (Eirakukan, Theatre Ginza) and September 2008 (Tour in the Western Provinces, Akasaka Act Theater).

    OTHERS: 3 new links; 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary.

    18 June 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Arashi Koroku V and Asao Yoroku I.

    PLAYS: "Dango Uri" and "Goto Sanba".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Koroku V Utagawa Toyokuni 1858
    Asao Yoroku I Hasegawa Sadanobu 1849

    PROGRAMS: August 2008 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre).

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

    30 May 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Asao Motogor˘ I and Arashi Shichigor˘ II.

    PLAYS: "Koma".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Ryűz˘ II T˘shűsai Sharaku 1794
    Asao Daikichi I Nakai Yoshitaki 1861

    OTHERS: 1 new link; 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; kar˘ ny˘b˘ is added to the glossary.

    25 May 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I, Hayakawa Dengor˘, Mikuni Fujigor˘, Mimasu Daigor˘ II and Sakata Hangor˘ II.

    PLAYS: "Oguri".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Sakata Hangor˘ II Ippitsusai Bunch˘

    ACTORS LINES: Mimasu Daigor˘, Mimasu Gennosuke, Mimasu Inemaru, Mimasu Tanin and Mimasu Tokujir˘.

    PROGRAMS: May 2008 (details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs), June 2008 (details for the Kabukiza and Hakataza programs) and July 2008 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza, Shinshű Matsumoto ďkabuki, Tours in the Eastern Provinces and Central Provinces, Hieizan Takigi Kabuki).

    OTHERS: 16 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; shinano, shinshű and sűpÔ kabuki are added to the glossary.

    28 April 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Anegawa Shinshir˘ III and Yamashita Matashir˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Emiji Yakata" and "Kusazuribiki".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Ichimura Kamez˘ I
    Osagawa Tsuneyo I
    Torii Kiyomasu 1750s

    ACTORS LINES: Anegawa Minato, Arashi Shinpei, Nakamura Ky˘jűr˘ and Nakayama Raisuke.

    KABUKI ART: Rice Paper Art.

    DERIVATIVES: Game facepaint.

    CARICATURES: Arashi Shinpei / Yamamura Giemon.

    PROGRAMS: April 2008 (Kumamoto Castle), May 2008 (details for the Kabukiza programs) and June 2008 (Kabukiza).

    OTHERS: 2 new links; 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the actor Arashi San'emon III is referenced as Arashi Shinpei I in our database.

    31 March 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ III.

    PLAYS: "Komatsubara".

    PRINTS:

    Actors Print master
    Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III
    Band˘ Minosuke I
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1798

    PROGRAMS: April 2008 (details for the Kabukiza and Misonoza programs) and June 2008 (Hakataza, National Theatre, Theatre Cocoon, Chűnichi Theatre, Educational Kabuki Tour in Kansai).

    25 March 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I and Tamiya Jűzabur˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Shibaroku Sumika" and "Sugi Sakaya".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Sawamura Kunitar˘ III Nakai Yoshitaki 1866

    ACTORS LINES: Tamiya Jűzabur˘.

    DERIVATIVES: Kabuki Restaurant.

    PROGRAMS: May 2008 (Kabukiza).

    OTHERS: 2 new links; 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; two new pages, one dedicated to the kuraizuke ranking system and the other to Kabuki on youtube.com.

    29 February 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Sawamura Genjir˘.

    PLAYS: "Ninin D˘j˘ji".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Shagan V
    Mimasu Gennosuke III
    Nakai Yoshitaki 1861

    KABUKI ART: Acrylic Kabuki.

    DERIVATIVES: Guinea Stamp.

    PROGRAMS: May 2008 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Sh˘chikuza, Wahha Kamigata Engei Hall).

    OTHERS: 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary.

    22 February 2008

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Mimasu Tokujir˘ I and ďtani Tokuji I.

    PLAYS: "Koi no Odamaki" and "Tenshu Monogatari".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Mimasu Tokujir˘ I Katuskawa Shunk˘ 1784~1786
    ďtani Tokuji I T˘shűsai Sharaku 1794

    KABUKI ART: Maquette Workshop - Kabuki Actor.

    DERIVATIVES: Kanamaruza Stamp.

    PROGRAMS: March 2008 (details for the Kabukiza programs, Uchisaiwai Hall) and April 2008 (Kabukiza, Minamiza).

    OTHERS: 10 new links; 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; furu jinja, himejij˘, jakushű, odamaki and wakasa are added to the glossary; the history of the Kanamaruza from October 1999 to April 2008; a new section dedicated to Kabuki Art.

    31 January 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Kokan Tar˘ji I.

    PLAYS: "Niwaka Jishi".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Arashi Tokusabur˘ IV
    Mimasu Daigor˘ V
    Nakai Yoshitaki 1866

    THEATERS: Kanamaruza.

    DERIVATIVES: Ichikawa Ennosuke (Edo dolls series 4).

    PROGRAMS: February 2008 (details for the Kabukiza programs) and April 2008 (Misonoza, Kanamaruza, Sh˘chikuza, Hakataza).

    OTHERS: 3 new links; 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V are referenced as Suketakaya Takasuke I and Suketakaya Takasuke III in our database.

    14 January 2008

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Tomizawa Montar˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Gonichi no Iwafuji" and "Tobae".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III Katsukawa Shunk˘ 1800s

    DERIVATIVES: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ (Edo dolls series 3).

    PROGRAMS: March 2008 (Kabukiza).

    OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; kiju kinen and tobae are added to the glossary.

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