AUGUST 2021

5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘), 1 in Ky˘to (Minamiza), 2 in ďsaka (National Bunraku Theatre, Kintetsu Art Kan) and 1 in Hakodate (Hakodate Shimin Kaikan)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ performs at the Minamiza!
  • All the others great Kabuki actors are on vacation ...
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 28 August 2021
    Hachigatsu Hanagata Kabuki
    August Young Actors Kabuki
    1st program

    Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji

    2nd program

    Shinkei Kasane-ga-Fuchi (Toyoshiga no Shi)

    Adayume

    3rd program

    Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
    (Yoshikata Saigo)

    Date Kurabe Kuruwa no Sayaate

    Sanja Matsuri

    Casting

    Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Senjaku, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Nakamura Kotar˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Kataoka Kamez˘, Nakamura Baishi, Band˘ Minosuke, Nakamura Hayato, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Nakamura Kash˘, Band˘ Shingo, Ichikawa Omez˘, Nakamura Kikaku, Matsumoto Kingo, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Takanosuke, Ichikawa Danko, Ichikawa Otora, Nakamura Toranosuke, Ogawa S˘ma, Ogawa Hiroharu

    Comments

    The August Young Actors Kabuki performances at the Kabukiza with Ichikawa Ennosuke in "Kotsuyose no Iwafuji", the Nakamuraya brothers in the kaidanmono "Toyoshiga no Shi" and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ for the second time in his career in "Yoshikata Saigo".

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 2 ~ 24 August 2021
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Tokubetsu Buy˘ K˘en
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Special Dance Performances
    Program

    Tsuru Kame

    Nihon Furisode Hajime

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Kawai Yukinoj˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke

    Comments

    A special Buy˘ program starring the amazing Living National Treasure onnagata Band˘ Tamasabur˘ in Ky˘to at the Minamiza.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 13 ~ 14 August 2021
    Ne no Kai
    Program

    Shiki no Yamanba

    Nank˘

    Shin Hashiradate

    Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami (Obiya)

    Comments

    23rd edition of the summer program of the association Ne no Kai (the Sound Association). The first items in this program are only music performances. The last item is staged under the guidance of Nakamura Ganjir˘ with nadai actors like Nakamura Ky˘z˘, Ichikawa Shinz˘ or Ichikawa Shinjűr˘.

  • Obiya: one of the most famous love stories in Kabuki is the love of the young girl Ohan for her middle-aged neighbour Ch˘emon, finally culminating in a love suicide between the two. This month at the National Theatre features the drama leading up to the romance between the two. Ch˘emon is the proprietor of an obiya (a kimono belt shop) and his wife is very understanding, but the pressures of his family and the lustful jealousy of the boy apprentice next door finally drive Ch˘emon and Ohan (also ACT), the beautiful young daughter of the family next door, together. This eventually leads to tragedy.
  • Sources: Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Dates 18 ~ 22 August 2021
    Chigyokai/Kabukikai
    Program

    Taimen Hana no Harukoma

    Tsuri Onna

    Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa
    (Sakanaya S˘gor˘)

    Comments

    27th edition of the common program for 2 associations, the Chigyokai (the Young Fishes Association) and the Kabukikai (the Kabuki Association), which stars stars' disciples in the leading roles of all the items in the program under the guidance of Nakamura Tokiz˘, Onoe Kikunosuke and Ichikawa Danz˘.

    Kintetsu Art Kan (ďsaka)
    Dates ?? ~ ?? August 2021
    Sora no Kai
    Program

    ???

    Casting

    Kataoka Matsujűr˘, Kataoka Senjir˘, Kataoka Senju, ???

    Comments

    The 7th gala of the Sora no Kai, in ďsaka at the Kintetsu Art Kan, which stars mostly disciples of the Matsushimaya guild. Sora no Kai literally means "Sky Association". These performances are entitled Abeno Kabuki (Abeno is the name of a famous district in ďsaka).

    National Bunraku Theatre (ďsaka)
    Dates 26 ~ 27 August 2021
    Kamigata Kabukikai
    Program

    Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki (Hikimado)

    Manete Irodoru Nanatsu Iroha

    Comments

    31st edition of the Kamigata Kabukikai (the Kamigata Kabuki Association), a summer program in ďsaka which stars Kamigata Kabuki stars' disciples in the leading roles under the guidance of Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Kataoka Gat˘ and the dance master Yamamura Tomogor˘ III.

    Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 10 August 2021
    Jűjiya Nihonbashi Buy˘ K˘en
    Jűjiya Nihonbashi Dance Performances
    Program

    Fuji Musume

    K˘j˘

    Ninin Sh˘j˘

    Casting

    ďtani Keiz˘, ďtani Ryűsei, ďtani Keitar˘

    Comments

    1st edition of the Jűjiya Dance Gala at the Nihonbashi Gekij˘ (Nihonbashi Auditorium), located within the Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘ (Nihonbashi Community Center).

    Hakodate Shimin Kaikan (Hakodate)
    Dates 13 ~ 15 August 2021
    Jűjiya Nihonbashi Buy˘ K˘en
    Jűjiya Nihonbashi Dance Performances
    Program

    Fuji Musume

    K˘j˘

    Ninin Sh˘j˘

    Casting

    ďtani Keiz˘, ďtani Ryűsei, ďtani Keitar˘

    Comments

    1st edition of the Jűjiya Dance Gala in Hakodate Hakodate Shimin Kaikan (Hakodate City Hall).

     
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