FEBRUARY 2024

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘), 2 in Nagoya (Misonoza), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 1 in Fukuoka (Hakataza)!

  • Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Living National Treasure Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Shid˘, Nakamura Baishi and Nakamura Kotar˘ perform at the Kabukiza !
  • Ichikawa Danjűr˘ and Ichikawa Shinnosuke perform at the Misonoza !
  • Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kazutar˘ and Onoe Ukon perform at the Sh˘chikuza!
  • Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Ichikawa Somegor˘ perform at the Hakataza!
  • Ichikawa Chűsha, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Nakamura Hayato, Ichikawa Danko, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Nakamura Yonekichi, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Emisabur˘ and Ichikawa Emiya perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 February 2024
    Saruwakasai Nigatsu ďkabuki
    Saruwaka Festival February Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    Shinpan Utazaimon (Nozaki-mura)

    Tsuri Onna

    Kagotsurube Sato no Eizame

    Evening

    Saruwaka Edo no Hatsuyagura

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Sushiya)

    Renjishi

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Living National Treasure Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Shid˘, Nakamura Baishi, Nakamura Kotar˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Band˘ Kamez˘, Band˘ Shingo, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Mantar˘, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Kantar˘, Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘

    Comments

    The February Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza. The two programs commemorate the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII, who passed away the 5th of December 2012.

    Misonoza (Nagoya)
    Dates 1 ~ 17 February 2024
    MatinÚe

    ???

    Evening

    ???

    Casting

    Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Ichikawa Shinnosuke

    Comments

    The shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XIII and the hatsubutai of Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII in Nagoya at the Misonoza.

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 2 ~ 18 February 2024
    ďsaka Kokusai Bunka Geijutsu Purojekuto ~ Risshun Kabuki Tokubetsu K˘en
    ďsaka International Culture and Arts Project ~ First Day of Spring Special Kabuki Performances
    MatinÚe

    Genpei Nunobiki no Taki

    Evening

    Shinpan Ukina no Yomiuri (Choinose)

    Renjishi

    Sonezaki Shinjű

    Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Onoe Ukon, Kamimura Kichiya, Nakamura Kikaku, Nakamura Toranosuke

    Comments

    Special Kabuki performances in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza, as part of the 2024 ďsaka International Culture and Arts Project, to celebrate the new year.

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 3 ~ 18 February 2024
    Nigatsu Hanagata Kabuki
    February Young Actors Kabuki
    Program

    Edo no Yami Ayashi no Kagizume [In Japanese]
    (Akechi Kogor˘ to Ningenhy˘)

    U no Tonosama

    Casting

    Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘

    Comments

    A special program in Fukuoka at the Hakataza starring Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and his son Ichikawa Somegor˘. The drama "Edo no Yami Ayashi no Kagizume", based on "Ningenhy˘" ('The Were-Panther' in English), a novel of Edogawa Rampo, was premiered in November 2008 at the National Theatre [more details].

    Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 4 February ~ 20 March 2024
    Hatsuharu Kabuki K˘en
    Early Spring Kabuki Performances
    Program

    Yamato Takeru

    Casting

    Ichikawa Chűsha, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Nakamura Hayato, Ichikawa Danko, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Nakamura Yonekichi, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Juen, Ichikawa Seiko, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke, Kashima Noritoshi

    Comments

    Revival of the famous SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru", a classic of the Omodakaya guild, in T˘ky˘ at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘. In the absence of Ichikawa Ennosuke, the eponymous role of Yamato Takeru is played by either Nakamura Hayato or Ichikawa Ennosuke III's grandson Ichikawa Danko.

     
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