NOVEMBER 2023

2 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 2 in Kitakyűshű (Heisei Nakamuraza) and 1 tour (Succession Announcement Tour)!

  • Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Living National Treasure Nakamura Karoku, Onoe Kikunosuke, Nakamura Shikan, Kataoka Takatar˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Danz˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Band˘ Rakuzen, Nakamura Matagor˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Ichikawa En'ya, Band˘ Kamez˘, Nakamura Hayato and Band˘ Minosuke perform at the Kabukiza !
  • Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke and Kataoka Kamez˘ perform at the Heisei Nakamuraza!
  • Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Ichikawa Udanji and Nakamura Kotar˘ are on tour Succession Announcement Tour!
  • Nobody performs at the National Theatre!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 25 November 2023
    Kichirei Kaomise ďkabuki
    Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    (Kiwametsuki Indoden) MahÔbÔrata Senki

    Evening

    Matsuura no Taiko

    Kamakura Sandaiki
    (Kinugawa-mura Kankyo)

    Kaomise-zuki Hana no Sugatae

  • Haru no Shirabe Musume Nanakusa
  • Sanja Matsuri
  • Oshiegusa Yoshiwara Suzume
  • Casting

    Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Nakamura T˘z˘, Living National Treasure Nakamura Karoku, Onoe Kikunosuke, Nakamura Shikan, Kataoka Takatar˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Danz˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Band˘ Rakuzen, Nakamura Matagor˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Ichikawa En'ya, Band˘ Kamez˘, Nakamura Hayato, Band˘ Minosuke, Onoe Ukon, Nakamura Baishi, Nakamura Yonekichi, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Mantar˘, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Takanosuke, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Onoe Sakon, Onoe Ushinosuke, Ichimura Kitsutar˘, Nakamura Kichinoj˘

    Comments

    The usual November Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki

    Heisei Nakamuraza (Kitakyűshű)
    Dates 1 ~ 26 November 2023
    1st program

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura

  • Tokaiya
  • Funayagura
  • Daimotsu no Ura
  • Fűryű Kokura Niwaka no Sato no Irodori

    2nd program

    Ogasawara Shorei no Oku no Te

    Casting

    Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Kataoka Kamez˘, Band˘ Shingo, Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Toranosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke

    Comments

    The Heisei Nakamuraza is back in Kitakyűshű in Fukuoka Prefecture, in the precincts of the Kokura Castle. These performances celebrate the 60th anniversary of the reconstruction of the city of Kitakyűshű.

  • Tokaiya/Daimotsu no Ura: these are two scenes from one of the greatest classics of the puppet theatre, which has also become a classic of Kabuki. After the wars between the Genji and Heike clans, the Genji are victorious and their leader Yoritomo is now Sh˘gun. But there is a falling out between Yoritomo and his brother Yoshitsune, the brilliant general responsible for the victory. Now Yoshitsune is fleeing through the country and this play fancifully has him encounter several famous warriors from the Heike clan, who are not dead, as history has it. Yoshitsune (Band˘ Shingo) books passage on a boat to Kyűshű, but the captain is actually Taira no Tomomori (Nakamura Kankur˘), a general of the Heike clan that Yoshitsune helped to defeat. Tomomori was supposedly killed by Yoshitsune in the final battle of the war, but in this play, Tomomori is shown as surviving, living in disguise with the child emperor Antoku and his nursemaid (Nakamura Shichinosuke). At one moment the captain is a gallant commoner, but in the next, he is Tomomori, a high ranking general close to the emperor. His wife as well is a cheerful commoner who shows her true identity as a high-ranking lady-in-waiting in the magnificent robes of the imperial court. Tomomori uses the opportunity to try to get his revenge on Yoshitsune but is defeated again. Finally Tomomori holds a giant anchor and plunges into the sea. Featuring also Nakamura Hashinosuke, Kataoka Kamez˘ and Nakamura Toranosuke in the roles of Sagami Gor˘, Musashib˘ Benkei and Irie Tanz˘.
  • Niwaka no Sato no Irodori: this lively dance evokes the atmosphere of an Edo period festival with geisha and tobigashira. The highlight of the piece is the lion dance performed by the handsome young men of the neighborhood. This is a special production related to the Kokura Castle.
  • Ogasawara S˘d˘:
    (The Troubles in the Ogasawara Clan)
    This play is based on a true incident in Kyűshű in which the head retainer of a clan gained great power and tried to take over. It was dramatized in the late 19th century in the showy, theatrical style of Kamigata Kabuki. It takes the sober story of the inner workings of a samurai clan and combines them with the scheming of a sexy geisha who has become the lover of a lord, and a magical fox who takes the form of a samurai footman to repay the lord for saving his life. This play was revived in recent years to showcase both this style of Kabuki and the talents of young stars and promises to be an exciting experience of Kabuki. Featuring Nakamura Kankur˘ (Inugami Hy˘bu), Nakamura Shichinosuke (Odai-no-Kata), Kataoka Kamez˘ (Ogasawara Buzen-no-Kami), Nakamura Hashinosuke (Ogasawara T˘t˘mi-no-Kami, Okada Ry˘suke), Band˘ Shingo (Ry˘suke's wife Okano, Omine-no-Kata), Nakamura Toranosuke (Koheiji's wife Ohaya, Nakagawa Gennosuke), Nakamura Tsurumatsu (Hayato's sister Kohagi, Hayashi Kazuma), Nakamura Fukunosuke (Koheiji) and Nakamura Utanosuke (Ogasawara Haito, the yakko Kikuhei).
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Succession Announcement Tour
    Dates 13 October ~ 12 November 2023
    Jűsandaime Ichikawa Danjűr˘ Hakuen Shűmei Hir˘ Jungy˘
    Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XIII Hakuen Succession Announcement Tour
    Dates 13 October ~ 12 November 2023
    Program

    K˘j˘

    Kenuki

    Casting

    Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Ichikawa Udanji, Nakamura Kotar˘, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Ichikawa Kudanji, ďtani Hiromatsu, Nakamura Kangyoku

    Comments

    A special tour celebrating the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XIII with performances in 20 cities.

  • K˘j˘: the close relationship between the actors and the audience is shown by these stage announcements, lavish ceremonies to commemorate various important events. In this case, all the actors of the cast assemble to celebrate the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XIII.
  • Kenuki: in this play, which retains the light, festive atmosphere of early-period Kabuki, a princess has a mysterious ailment that makes her hair stand on end, an ailment that prevents her from carrying out her long-awaited marriage. Kumedera Danj˘ comes from the groom's household to investigate and finds a plot to take over the household when his tweezers float in mid-air. Ichikawa Danjűr˘ stars in a play that features the bombastic aragoto style of acting that is a specialty of his family.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? February 2023 [NO PERFORMANCE]
    Program

    ???

    Casting

    ???

    Comments

    No November Kabuki at the National Theatre. End of the 1st generation National Theatre (1966~2023).

     
    Search this site powered by FreeFind
      Site map | Disclaimer
    Contact | Main | Top | Updates | Actors | Plays | Playwrights | Programs | Links | FAQ | Glossary | Chronology | Illustrations | Prints | Characters | Derivatives | Theaters | Coming soon | News