UPDATES 2011
31 December 2011

2011 in figures:

  • 560 actors pages
  • 350 summaries
  • 1255 entries in the Kabuki play dictionary
  • 300 actors lines
  • 15 Playwrights
  • I would like to thank very much all the friends who helped me building this site. Happy new year of the Dragon to you all!

    PLAYS: "Hidakagawa", "Onizoroi Momijigari" and "Takao Zange".

    PLAYWRIGHTS: Hagiwara Yukio.

    ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa Tomoz˘, Kamogawa Noshio, ďkawa Hashiz˘, Osagawa Shichiz˘ and Segawa Kikusabur˘.

    PROGRAMS: January 2012 (Zenshinza Gekij˘, details for the Theatre Ginza and Asakusa K˘kaid˘ programs), February 2012 (National Bunraku Theatre, details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs), March 2012 (National Theatre, Minamiza) and April 2012 (National Theatre, Kanamaruza).

    OTHERS: 4 new links; 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; date s˘d˘, hidakagawa, jijo, kanbu, kanbu sh˘shin, kii, kijo, okappiki, sange, shugenja, shuten d˘ji, takao, togakushiyama and yakusha gakuya tsű are added to the glossary; a December 2011 picture of the Kabukiza; the actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V is referenced as Ichikawa Hakuen I in our database.

    30 November 2011

    ACTORS: Arashi Hinasuke X and Arashi Rik˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba".

    PLAYWRIGHTS: Chikamatsu Tokuz˘.

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Kanshir˘, Arashi Kiyosabur˘, Arashi Rish˘, Arashi Ryűz˘ and Arashi Sanjűr˘.

    PROGRAMS: December 2011 (full casts for the National Theatre), January 2012 (Heisei Nakamuraza, details for the Sh˘chikuza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and National Theatre programs) and February 2012 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Misonoza, Hakataza, Sh˘chikuza).

    OTHERS: 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; aburaya S˘d˘, nakai and oiemono are added to the glossary.

    31 October 2011

    PLAYS: "Ashikaga Yakata", "Shingen Yakata", "Suwa My˘jin" and "Tepp˘ Watashi".

    ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Muraemon, Ichikawa Metora, Nakamura Naritar˘, Onoe Sh˘kaku and Sawamura Harugor˘.

    PROGRAMS: November 2011 (Zenshinza, details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre, Heisei Nakamuraza and Hakataza programs), December 2011 (Zenshinza, details for the Minamiza, National Theatre, Nissay Theatre and Heisei Nakamuraza programs) and January 2012 (Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Asakusa K˘kaid˘, Le Theatre Ginza, Minamiza).

    OTHERS: hyakudo ishi, jinja, j˘shi, suwa My˘jin, suwa taisha, takeda katsuyori, takeda shingen, uesugi kagekatsu, uesugi kenshin and yakata are added to the glossary; a new illustration for "Takenoko Hori"; new illustrations for both Arashi Kichisabur˘ VI and Sawamura Shirogor˘ IV.

    30 September 2011

    ACTORS: Sodeoka Masanosuke II.

    PLAYS: "Kirare Otomi".

    ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Kamesabur˘, Nakamura Gennosuke, Sanj˘ Namie, Sodeoka Masanosuke and Yamashita Kamenoj˘.

    PROGRAMS: October 2011 (Kagoshima, details for the Misonoza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre, Minamiza and Nissay Theatre programs) and December 2011 (Minamiza, Heisei Nakamuraza, National Theatre, K˘rakukan).

    OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; hase-k˘ji, kagokaki, namerigawa, satta t˘ge, shim˘sa, sh˘taku and s˘shű are added to the glossary; 1 new reference added to the Bibliography.

    31 August 2011

    ACTORS: Fujimura Handayű II.

    PLAYS: "Akutar˘" and "Hana Watashi".

    ACTORS LINES: Fujimura Handayű, Fujimura Hanjűr˘ and Nakamura Matagor˘.

    PROGRAMS: September 2011 (details for the Shinkabukiza and Sh˘chikuza programs), October 2011 (NHK Hall, Kinpusanji) and November 2011 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Heisei Nakamuraza, National Theatre, Hakataza, Eirakukan, ďtsuka Museum of Art, Yachiyoza, Sh˘chiku Tour).

    OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; akutar˘, dokufu, ky˘genkata and sumida k˘en are added to the glossary; more data on Ichimura Uzaemon XVII page; the details of the death of Kataoka Nizaemon XII; data added to the page of Ichikawa Kodanji IV; 1 new reference added to the Bibliography.

    31 July 2011

    ACTORS: Mihogi Shichitar˘.

    PLAYS: "Edo no Yűbae", "Mitsumen Komori" and "Tsume˘".

    DERIVATIVES: Sakata T˘jűr˘'s Tenugui.

    PROGRAMS: August 2011 (Heian Jingű, Matsuo Academy of Kabuki), September 2011 (details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs) and October 2011 (Misonoza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Minamiza, Nissay Theatre).

    OTHERS: 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; boshin sens˘, hakodate sens˘, meiji ishin, meiji-ishinmono, sh˘ya, takaj˘, tenugui and tsubone are added to the glossary.

    30 June 2011

    ACTORS: Sanogawa Hanazuma I, Sanogawa Hanazuma II and Sanogawa Hanazuma III.

    PLAYS: "Senry˘ Nobori".

    ACTORS LINES: Sanogawa Hanazuma, Sanogawa Ichimatsu and Sanogawa Jűkichi.

    PROGRAMS: June 2011 (Yachiyoza), July 2011 (details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs, Asakusa K˘kaid˘), August 2011 (details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs) and September 2011 (Sh˘chikuza, Shinkabukiza, details for the Tour in the Western Provinces).

    OTHERS: 9 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; giri, kurofune-chűemonmono, ninj˘, onoe-ryű and sum˘mono are added to the glossary; the actor Sanogawa Mangiku is referenced as Sanogawa Jűkichi I in our database; a great trivia is added to "Yushima no Kakegaku".

    31 May 2011

    ACTORS: Yamashita Kamenoj˘ I and Yamashita Kamenoj˘ IV.

    PLAYS: "Okuniwa" and "Yushima no Kakegaku".

    KABUKI ART: Actor's Backstage.

    PROGRAMS: July 2011 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre, details for the Sh˘chikuza programs), August 2011 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre) and September 2011 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Tour in the Western Provinces).

    OTHERS: 2 new links; 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; doshakaji, mekake, odosha and oshichi-kichisamono are added to the glossary.

    30 April 2011

    ACTORS: Yoshida Manshir˘.

    PLAYS: "Kagoya", "Kitasaga Anshitsu", "Kokingo Uchijini" and "Kuruwa Sanbas˘".

    PROGRAMS: June 2011 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Hakataza, Theatre Cocoon, Chűnichi Theatre, National Theatre, Educational Kabuki tour in Kansai) and July 2011 (Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre).

    OTHERS: 1 new link; 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the Ichikawa Monnosuke line page is reworked; a new illustration for the drama "Shi-no-Kiri"; the history of the dance-drama "Oshidori" is rewritten (thanks to the help of Marion Hudson); anshitsu and shinz˘ are added to the glossary.

    31 March 2011

    ACTORS: Anegawa Kiyosabur˘.

    PLAYS: "Oshidori".

    PRINTS:

    Actor Print master
    Nakamura Tamasuke Utagawa Kunisada 1838

    ACTORS LINES: Anegawa Chiyosabur˘.

    THE KABUKI CLANS: the Anegawa Clan.

    PROGRAMS: April 2011 (details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and Kanamaruza programs) and May 2011 (Sh˘chikuza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘).

    OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; oshidori is added to the glossary.

    28 February 2011

    ACTORS: Yoshizawa Iroha II and Yoshizawa Tamazuma.

    PLAYS: "Fudeya K˘bŕ" and "Tamaya".

    ACTORS LINES: Yoshizawa Enjir˘ and Yoshizawa Iroha.

    KAOMISE: Edo 1753 (Moritaza).

    THE KABUKI CLANS: the Yoshizawa Clan.

    PROGRAMS: March 2011 (Misonoza, K˘rakukan, details for the Minamiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and National Theatre programs), April 2011 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘) and May 2011 (Meijiza, National Theatre).

    OTHERS: 11 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the family map of the Jitsukawa Clan is redesigned; the Sawamura S˘jűr˘ line page is reworked; fude, j˘shinji, suitengű and tamaya are added to the glossary.

    31 January 2011

    ACTORS: Iwai Sagenta I.

    PLAYS: "Saiyűki".

    ACTORS LINES: Iwai Sagenta.

    KAOMISE: Edo 1740 (Ichimuraza).

    SOGAMONO: Edo 1767 (Nakamuraza).

    KABUKI ART: Kabuki Actor.

    KABUKI VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: Kenka.

    DERIVATIVES: Kabuki Chazuke 2.

    PROGRAMS: February 2011 (Zenshinza Tour, details for the Misonoza programs), March 2011 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘) and April 2011 (Kanamaruza, Minamiza).

    OTHERS: 9 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; some details about the revival in January 2008 at the National Theatre of Sakurada Jisuke I's kaomise drama "Komachi-mura Shibai no Sh˘gatsu"; details about the 1955 revival of Sakurada Jisuke I's dance-drama "Kumo no Hy˘shimai"; details about the 1885 premiere of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Suitengű Megumi no Fukagawa"; details about the 1914 premiere of "Waki Noboru Mizu-ni Koi Taki"; ame, kenka, midaidokoro, sahainin, saiyűki and saiyűkimono are added to the glossary.

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