UPDATES
31 May 2023

PROGRAMS: June 2023 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs, a new flyer for the Kabukiza, the National Theatre and the Eastern Provinces Tour), July 2023 (Sh˘chikuza, Eastern Provinces Tour), August 2023 (Kabukiza, Western Provinces Tour, Kintetsu Art Kan, a new flyer and the casting for the Minamiza, a new flyer and details for the National Theatre) and September 2023 (Hakataza, Western Provinces Tour, Eirakukan, Minamiza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 12 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the page on the Narumi Goroshir˘ line of actors has been reworked; a new illustration for the actor Arashi Hinasuke II; the pages on the actors Nakamura Kaisha, Narumi Goroshir˘ I, Osagawa Jűemon, ďtani Tokuji I, Sagawa Imagor˘, Sakurayama Sh˘zaemon I, Tamagawa Genzabur˘, Tamazawa Saijir˘ I, Uemura Kichiya I and Ukon Genzaemon have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); 2 new guilds in the guilds list (Sugataya, Yoneya); onib˘zu seikichi, ry˘gaeya, shoke, umebori yoshibŕ and umeshibu kichibŕ have been added to the glossary.

30 April 2023

PLAYS: "Kusemai", "ďuchi Tenpen", "Yoshida Shat˘" and "Yukie Goroshi".

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Onoe Maholo.

PROGRAMS: May 2023 (a new flyer of the Kabukiza, details for the Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘), June 2023 (Kabukiza, Hakataza), July 2023 (Kabukiza, National Theatre) and August 2023 (Minamiza).

OTHERS: 12 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 7 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; new illustrations for the actors Ogino Izabur˘ I and Segawa Kikunoj˘ I; the pages on the actors Matsushima Hy˘tar˘, Mihogi Shichitar˘, Nakagawa Kinnoj˘, Nakamura Gentar˘, Ogino Sawanoj˘, Onoe Kumesuke, Tamazawa K˘jűr˘ and Tomizawa Tatsujűr˘ have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); ashikaga yoshikazu, ashikaga yoshimochi, daigo tenn˘, fujiwara tokihira, iwai-maku, kusemai, naishi, ono takamura, sangi takamura, tenpen, torisashi and y˘kyű have been added to the glossary.

31 March 2023

PLAYS: "Miura no ďsuke K˘bai Tazuna", "Sanjikkoku Yofune no Hajimari" and "Yura no Minato Sengen Ch˘ja".

PROGRAMS: April 2023 (program details and a new flyer for the Kabukiza and the Meijiza, a new flyer for the Misonoza, a flyer for IHI Stage Around Theater, NHK ďsaka Hall), May 2023 (Kabukiza, program details and a new flyer for the Minamiza, a new flyer for the Meijiza, program details and a new flyer for the Heisei Nakamuraza), June 2023 (National Theatre) and July 2023 (Eastern Provinces Tour, Sh˘chikuza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Asakusa K˘kaid˘).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 17 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Arashi Izabur˘, Arashi Shinpei, Band˘ Sanpachi, Band˘ Shűka and Ichikawa Omez˘ lines of actors has been reworked; new illustrations for the actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VI, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III, Segawa Kikunoj˘ III and Segawa Tomisabur˘ II; a new illustration page for the actor Matsushima Moheiji; the pages on the actors Mihara Jűdayű I, Mihogi Gizaemon I and Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); a temporary page for the drama "Keisei Sanbon Karakasa" (without any global summary); 7 new guilds in the guilds list (Hamamuraya, Koizumiya, Naritaya, Otowaya, Sakaiya, Takinoya, Yamatoya); chichibu sh˘ji shigetada, chisui k˘ji, ch˘zubachi, ge'nin, hatakeyama shigetada, hatakeyama sh˘ji, hatakeyama sh˘ji shigetada, hikid˘gu, ishibashiyama no tatakai, izu, kawamura zuiken, kinugasa-j˘, matano gor˘, matano gor˘ kagehisa, matano kagehisa, miura ˘suke, miura ˘suke yoshiaki, miura yoshiaki, miura-shi, ˘ba kagechika, ˘ba sabur˘, ˘ba sabur˘ kagechika, sanbon karakasa, sanjikkokubune, somemonoya, terakoya, yodo-han, yodo-j˘ and zushű have been added to the glossary.

28 February 2023

ACTORS: Ikushima Daikichi I and Takenaka Heikichi.

PLAYS: "Arakawa no Sakichi" and "Jirokichi Zange".

ACTORS LINES: Ikushima Daikichi and Yamashina Jinkichi.

PROGRAMS: March 2023 (new flyers and details for the Kabukiza, Minamiza and National Theatre programs, a flyer for the Shungy˘ Tour), April 2023 (Kabukiza, Makuhari Messe), May 2023 (casting and a new flyer for the Meijiza programs) and June 2023 (Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces, Asakusa K˘kaid˘).

OTHERS: 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 8 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the page on the Nakamura Shikaku line of actors has been reworked; two new guilds in the guilds list (Azumaya, Taiya); aimasa, akiba jinja, ch˘meiji, dejaya, demae-mochi, heyagashira, ichigaya, ichigaya kameoka hachimangű, ido, kengy˘, k˘t˘, kuri, m˘kan, m˘moku, ninj˘mono, oyabun, sagamiya masagor˘, seisai, sujigaki, t˘d˘za and yamauchi masajir˘ have been added to the glossary.

31 January 2023

ACTORS: Namie Karumo and Namie Kokan I.

ACTORS LINES: Namie Kokan.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Namiki Senryű.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Namiki Iwaz˘ and Namiki Shinz˘.

PROGRAMS: January 2023 (Zenshinza Tour), February 2023 (Zenshinza Tour, details and a new flyer for the Kabukiza programs), March 2023 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, IHI Stage Around Theater, Zenshinza Tour), April 2023 (IHI Stage Around Theater, Misonoza, a new flyer for the Meijiza) and May 2023 (Meijiza, Heisei Nakamuraza, National Theatre, Minamiza, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘).

OTHERS: 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; one new illustration for the actor Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II; the pages on the actors Kaneko Rokuemon, Kirinoya T˘kur˘ and Kokan Tar˘ji I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); yakusha ˘kagami gassai has been added to the glossary.

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