UPDATES
30 June 2024

ACTORS: Kanazawa Heiroku.

PLAYS: "Genroku Hanami Odori", "Kakuju Senzai", "Kanzan Jittoku", "Meoto Gitsune", "Shiraby˘shi no Hana no En" and "Yuki no D˘j˘ji".

PROGRAMS: July 2024 (4 new flyers and details for the Kabukiza, a new flyer and updated casting for the Sh˘chikuza, Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre, Kabukiza), August 2024 (Kabukiza, National Bunraku Theatre, National N˘ Theatre, Kintetsu Art Kan, Asakusa K˘kaid˘), September 2024 (National Bunraku Theatre, Asakusa K˘kaid˘) and October 2024 (Sh˘chikuza, Misonoza, Hakataza, Kinshű Special Tour).

OTHERS: 15 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; ben-no-naishi, buy˘geki, ch˘nin, gion, haikaishi, hiren densetsu, jittoku, kanzan, kusunoki masatsura, otoko mai, sesshű t˘y˘, suikan, tanzen zamurai and tomo yakko have been added to the glossary.

31 May 2024

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Baishi V, Nakamura Haruki, Nakamura Manju, Nakamura Natsuki and Nakamura Tokiz˘ VI.

PROGRAMS: June 2024 (details and a new flyer for the Kabukiza, the Hakataza & the Misonoza, details and full casting for the June Kabuki Appreciation Class and the Minamiza), July 2024 (Sh˘chikuza), August 2024 (Kabukiza) and September 2024 (Succession Announcement Tour, Minamiza).

OTHERS: the pages on the Nakamura Baishi and Nakamura Tokiz˘ lines of actors have been reworked; A new illustration for the actors Ichikawa Kodanji V, Ichikawa Sadanji II, Nakamura Karoku III and Nakamura Kichiemon I; a new illustration page for the actors Ichikawa Kodanji V, Ichikawa Sadanji II, Ichikawa Sumiz˘ V, Nakamura Manju and Nakamura Tokiz˘ VI.

30 April 2024

ACTORS: Takamura Matashir˘.

PLAYS: "Goto Tepp˘ba", "Hana Kenj˘", "Kitasaga" and "Kosui Gozabune".

PROGRAMS: May 2024 (details and a new flyer for the Kabukiza), June 2024 (Kabukiza), July 2024 (Sh˘chikuza, Kabukiza, Tiara K˘t˘, Ch˘fu City Green Hall) and August 2024 (Succession Announcement Tour).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 20 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; date jir˘, dewa gor˘, fujiwara hidehira, fujiwara kunihira, fujiwara michihira, fujiwara tadahira, fujiwara takahira, fujiwara yasuhira, got˘ matabŕ, got˘ mototsugu, gunshi, hana kenj˘, hanakago, izumi sabur˘, kamei rokur˘, kamei rokur˘ shigekiyo, kamei shigekiyo, menuki, motoyoshi shir˘, nishikido tar˘, ˘gi-ga-yatsu, ˘no harunori, yaezakura and yoshitsune shitenn˘ have been added to the glossary.

31 March 2024

PLAYS: "Chinsetsu Yumihari-zuki" and "Choinose".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Chikamatsu Y˘suke.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Chikamatsu Monzaemon and Chikamatsu Tasuke.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Chikamachi Jisuke, Chikamatsu Tokubei and Chikamatsu Tokuji.

PROGRAMS: April 2024 (details and a new flyer for the Kabukiza, details for the Shungy˘ Special Tour), May 2024 (Kabukiza, Misonoza, a new flyer for the Theater MILANO-Za and the T˘ky˘ Tatemono Brillia Hall), June 2024 (Misonoza, Sh˘chiku Special Kabuki Tour, Sunpearl Arakawa, Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center Momijizaka Hall, Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center Granship) and July 2024 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chiku Special Kabuki Tour).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 15 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 15 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; a new illustration page for the actor Nakajima Kanzaemon III; new illustrations for the sakusha Chikamatsu Tokuz˘ and Nagawa Kunisuke; a new illustration page for the actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Ichikawa Sai'nyű I and Nakamura Nakaz˘ III; the pages on the actors Nakajima Kanzaemon III, Nakajima Mihoemon III, Nakamura Jusabur˘ III, Nakamura Shikan III, Onoe Kanijűr˘ III, Onoe Kikujir˘ III, ďtani Tomoemon III, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III, Sanogawa Hanazuma III, Suketakaya Takasuke III, Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III and Uemura Kichiya III have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); 10 new haimy˘ in the haimy˘ list (Gangyoku, Kigen, K˘ga, Rijű, Ryűshi, Senshi, T˘shi, Tosshi, Tossh˘, Zesh˘); akusafu, fujiwara teika, fujiwara yorinaga, hei yorimoto, karasu, karasu tengu, kinmanmon, meoto yado, minamoto tameyori, ongyokumono, ˘shima, r˘t˘, ry˘shi, ryűkyű rett˘, sansai, satsunan shot˘, shirominegű, uji sadaijin and utazaimon have been added to the glossary.

29 February 2024

ACTORS: Band˘ K˘tar˘ and Band˘ Tar˘.

PLAYS: "Benikan".

ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Aiz˘ and Band˘ Kitsujűr˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Band˘ Heiroku and Band˘ Usabur˘.

PROGRAMS: March 2024 (details and a new flyer for the Kabukiza, the Heisei Nakamuraza and the Minamiza, details for the Y˘shun Special Tour, T˘ky˘ International Forum), April 2024 (Kabukiza, details and a new flyer for the Kanamaruza, details for the Y˘shun Special Tour), May 2024 (Minamiza, details for the T˘ky˘ Tatemono Brillia Hall, a new flyer for the Theater MILANO-Za) and June 2024 (Hakataza, Minamiza, Sh˘chikuza, Kabukiza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 20 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 15 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; new illustration for the actor Nakajima Mihoemon II; a new illustration page for the actors Sawamura Tanosuke IV and Yoshizawa Ayame IV; the pages on the actors Kagaya Kashichi I, Kanazawa Goheiji I, Kaneko Kichizaemon, Karyű Sawaemon, Kataoka Ichiz˘ V, Kataoka Nizaemon X, Kataoka Roen VI, Katayama Kozaemon, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘ II and Kawarasaki Kunitar˘ V have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); 5 new guilds in the guilds list (Gusokuya, Kinojiya, Kinojiya, Kinojiya, Kinojiya); 8 new haimy˘ in the haimy˘ list (Gad˘, Ikk˘, Issen, Issen, Kanb˘, Roen, Soryű, Zanky˘); asagao-uri, benikan, beniya kanbŕ, ch˘ch˘-uri, mushi-uri, oshiguma, suzumushi, uchiwa and uchiwa-uri have been added to the glossary.

31 January 2024

ACTORS: Azuma Ichinoj˘ I.

PLAYS: "Asama-ga-Dake".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Azuma Sanpachi.

ACTORS LINES: Arashi Raishi.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Azuma Sanpachi.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Arashi Hirosabur˘.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Arashi Sangy˘.

PROGRAMS: February 2024 (details and a new flyer for the Kabukiza, the Misonoza, the Sh˘chikuza and the Hakataza), March 2024 (Kabukiza, Y˘shun Special Tour), April 2024 (Y˘shun Special Tour, Shungy˘ Special Tour) and May 2024 (Theater MILANO-Za, T˘ky˘ Tatemono Brillia Hall).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 15 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 15 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; new illustrations for the actor Ichikawa Danz˘ IV and Ichikawa Raiz˘ II; new illustrations for the dance "Sagi Musume"; a new illustration page for the dance "Sagi Musume"; a new illustration page for the actors Ichikawa Danz˘ III and Yamashita Kinsaku IV; 2 new guilds in the guilds list (Tachibanaya, Toraya); 6 new haimy˘ in the haimy˘ list (Kitsushi, Kitsushi, Korai, Raishi, Raishi, Shigan); asama daimy˘jin, asama gongen, asama jinja, asama no ˘kami, asamamono, chimori, fugen bosatsu, higashiyama, kaich˘, kaich˘mono, kish˘mon, ky˘genbon, monme and sengen jinja have been added to the glossary.

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