UPDATES
30 November 2022

PLAYS: "Keisei Haru no Tori".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Kanazawa Ryűgoku II.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XIII [updated] and Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII [updated].

KAOMISE: Edo 1722 (Nakamuraza), Edo 1722 (Ichimuraza) and Edo 1722 (Moritaza).

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Kanazawa Heigor˘ and Kanazawa Heiroku.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Kanazawa Ginsuke and Kanazawa Kinsuke.

PROGRAMS: December 2022 (a new flyer and details for the Kabukiza programs, National Theatre), January 2023 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, details and a new flyer for the Asakusa K˘kaid˘), February 2023 (Hakataza (dance), more details and a flyer for the Kabuki performances at the Hakataza) and March 2023 (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; the pages on the actors Kawarasaki Gonnosuke I, Morita Kan'ya I, Morita Kan'ya IV, Morita Kan'ya VI, Morita Kan'ya IX, Morita Kan'ya XII, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ I, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ III, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ V, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VII and Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XI 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 Kogane no Shachihoko" (without any global summary); a new guild in the guilds list (Yamazakiya); bishű, d˘sha, jűshin, kakinoki kinsuke, kinj˘, kinshachi, kobun, meij˘, nagoya-han, nagoya-j˘, oshi, owari, owari-han, saigokud˘sha, shachihoko and tsuri tenj˘ have been added to the glossary.

31 October 2022

PLAYS: "K˘yasan".

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XIII and Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII.

PROGRAMS: November 2022 (details for the Kabukiza and Heisei Nakamuraza programs, a new flyer for the Kabukiza, National Theatre and Heisei Nakamuraza, Sh˘chiku Special Tour), December 2022 (a new flyer and details for the Minamiza programs), January 2023 (Asakusa K˘kaid˘) and February 2023 (Hakataza).

OTHERS: 15 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; new illustrations for the actors Ogino Izabur˘ I [1718ľ1728 | 1734], ďkawa Hashiz˘ I and ďtani Tomoemon I; a new illustration page for the actors Arashi Wakano I and Onoe Matsusuke III; the pages on the actors Ogawa Kichitar˘ I, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Ogino Yaegiri I, ďkawa Hashiz˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Onoe Sh˘roku I, ďtani Hiroji I, ďtani Tomoemon I and Otowa Jirosabur˘ I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); 3 more pictures for the drama "Karukaya D˘shin Tsukushi no Iezuto" 1 new guild in the guilds list (Yamashinaya); (hanshiro)itaru-j˘-j˘-kichi, (shiro)k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi, k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi, (shiro)˘-goku-j˘-j˘-kichi and ˘-goku-j˘-j˘-kichi added to the ranking system page; (hanshiro)itaru-j˘-j˘-kichi, kakegawa-juku, kani, ˘-goku-j˘-j˘-kichi, (shiro)k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi, (shiro)˘-goku-j˘-j˘-kichi and tateguya have been added to the glossary.

30 September 2022

PLAYS: "Karukaya D˘shin Tsukushi no Iezuto".

PROGRAMS: October 2022 (Kabukiza, Naritasan Shinsh˘ji Temple, details and new flyers for the Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre and Heisei Nakamuraza programs), November 2022 (Kabukiza, details and a new flyer for the National Theatre), December 2022 (Kabukiza, Minamiza) and January 2023 (Sh˘chikuza, Asakusa K˘kaid˘, Shinbashi Enbuj˘).

OTHERS: 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Ogawa Kichitar˘, Segawa Kikusabur˘ and S˘ry˘ Jinroku lines of actors have been reworked; a new illustration page for the actor S˘ry˘ Jinroku II; a new illustration for the actor Segawa Kikujir˘ I; the pages on the actors Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ VI, Segawa Rok˘ IV, Seki Sanjűr˘ V, Sengoku Hikosuke I, S˘ry˘ Jinroku II, Sugiyama Kanzaemon I, Sugiyama Kanzaemon III and Suzuki Heizaemon I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; 5 new guilds in the guilds list (En'ya, Fushimiya, Kawachiya, Shimaya, Tomitaya); karukaya, karukaya d˘shin, karukaya d˘shin monogatari, kat˘ saemon shigeuji and tsukushi has been added to the glossary.

31 August 2022

PLAYS: "Aibiki no Onna".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Ikenami Sh˘tar˘.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Hidenosuke [updated], Nakamura Tanetar˘ V [updated] and Sawamura Kuniya.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Nagawa J˘suke, Nemoto Mosaku, Nishikawa Sensuke and Nora Aisuke.

PROGRAMS: September 2022 (details for the Kabukiza programs and a new flyer for the Kabukiza, the Sh˘chikuza and the Shunjűza), October 2022 (Kabukiza, Heisei Nakamuraza, a new flyer for the Sh˘chikuza) and November 2022 (Heisei Nakamuraza).

OTHERS: 6 new links; 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; a new illustration for the actors Ichimura Takenoj˘ V and Seki Sanjűr˘ II; a new illustration page for the actor Ichimura Takenoj˘ V; the pages on the actors Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ II, Segawa Kikunoj˘ V, Segawa Senjo, Seki San'emon, Seki Sanjűr˘ II, Seki Sanjűr˘ III and Seki Sanjűr˘ IV have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); 4 new guilds in the guilds list (Kikuya, ďmiya, Sekiya, Tachibanaya); hasegawa heiz˘, hasegawa nobutame, kanda suda-ch˘, kasama-han, kasama-j˘, kashi, kashiya, onihei hankach˘, teishu and yanaka sansaki-ch˘ have been added to the glossary.

31 July 2022

PLAYS: "J˘shű Miyage Hyakury˘ Kubi" and "Oedo Miyage".

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Hidenosuke and Nakamura Tanetar˘ V.

PROGRAMS: August 2022 (details for the Kabukiza programs, a new flyer for the Kabukiza, National Bunraku Theatre, Hakodate K˘kaid˘, Iai Gakuin K˘d˘), September 2022 (Kabukiza, ďtsuki N˘ Theatre), October 2022 (Misonoza), November 2022 (National Theatre, Kabukiza, Heisei Nakamuraza) and December 2022 (Kabukiza).

OTHERS: 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; new illustrations for the dramas "Nami no Tsuzumi" and "Nebiki no Kadomatsu"; new illustrations for the actors Arashi San'emon V, Mimasu Tokujir˘ I and Nakamura Tamasuke; a new illustration page for the drama "Kirare Yosa"; the pages on the actors Iwai Tojaku, Iwata Somematsu I, Mikuni Fujigor˘, Mimasu Tokujir˘ I, Nakamura Tamasuke, Nakayama Bunshichi I, Takenaka T˘zabur˘ and Takeshima K˘zaemon I have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); a new guild in the guilds list (Izumiya); 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; honryűin, kawamura kary˘, kawamura kyűsuke, matsuchiyama sh˘den, miyage, shitaya, torikata and yűki-han have been added to the glossary.

30 June 2022

PLAYS: "Manjű Musume", "Mikagehama Hamabe", "Nanba Ura Koroshi", "Shichij˘ Kawara", "Shushaka Zutsumi" and "Yasui no Hama".

PROGRAMS: July 2022 (new flyers for the Kabukiza, the Sh˘chikuza and the National Theatre, details for the Kabukiza, the Sh˘chikuza, the National Theatre and the Sh˘chiku Kabuki Dance Tour programs), August 2022 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘), September 2022 (Shunjűza) and October 2022 (National Theatre, Misonoza, Sh˘chikuza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Nakamura Nakaz˘, Nakamura Shibajaku and Nakamura Yonekichi lines of actors have been reworked; the pages on the actors Nakamura Jakuemon I, Nakamura Jakuemon II, Nakamura Jakuemon III, Nakamura Jakuemon IV, Nakamura Nakaz˘ I, Nakamura Nakaz˘ II, Nakamura Nakaz˘ III and Nakamura Nakaz˘ IV have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); new illustration pages for the actors Nakamura Jakuemon II, Nakamura Jakuemon III and Nakamura Jakuemon IV; new illustrations for the dramas "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki" [1782 | 1790 | 1796], "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki" and Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami [1763 | 1771]; 4 new guilds in the guilds list (Himejiya, Maizuruya, Narijakuya, Sakaeya); hangandai, h˘biki, horikawa gosho, ichi-no-tani, ichi-no-tani no tatakai, mikagehama, okabe rokuyata, okabe rokuyata tadasumi, okabe tadasumi, taira atsumori and taira tadanori have been added to the glossary.

31 May 2022

PLAYS: "Horikawa Gosho", "H˘sho Jiai", "Iruka Chűbatsu", "Kinai Sumika" and "Tsuji H˘in".

PROGRAMS: June 2022 (details for the Kabukiza, Hakataza and the National Theatre programs, a new flyer for the Kabukiza and the National Theatre, Tsuru-no-Ko-Kai Tour), July 2022 (a new flyer for the Sh˘chikuza, flyer and details for the Minamiza), August 2022 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, flyer for the Kabukiza) and September 2022 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Minamiza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 1 new entry in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; the pages on the actors Mishima Sadohachi, Miyazaki Denkichi, Nakamura Shibajűr˘, Nakayama Hyakka, Onoe Genji, Onogawa Ugenji, Somekawa Jűrobŕ and Somenoi Hanshir˘ 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 (Beniya, Bintsukeya); aisu hisatada, cho hakkai, chűbatsu, daijo, horikawa, h˘sho, h˘s˘, imoseyama, jigai, kage-ryű, kamiizumi nobutsuna, k˘riyama-han, k˘riyama-j˘, kozuka, kumagai jir˘ naozane, kumagai kojir˘ naoie, kumagai naoie, kumagai naozane, matsudaira nobuyasu, naka, okazaki sabur˘, ˘mi ˘tsu-no-miya, ˘tsu-no-miya, shiga no miyako, shikan, shinkage-ryű and tokugawa nobuyasu have been added to the glossary.

30 April 2022

ACTORS: Arashi Matsunoj˘ III, Hanagiri Toyomatsu I and Matsumoto Kojir˘ I.

PLAYS: "Ikake Matsu".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Matsuda Bunk˘d˘.

ACTORS LINES: Matsumoto Hidejűr˘, Matsumoto K˘tar˘, Matsushima Samon and Matsuyama Koshikibu.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Matsui Seiz˘, Matsukawa Sada, Matsushima Kumesuke and Matsuzawa Bunroku.

PROGRAMS: May 2022 (RaiBoC Hall, Hitotsubashi Hall, a new flyer and details for the Kabukiza programs), June 2022 (Kabukiza, Asakusa K˘kaid˘, Ibuki Tour), July 2022 (Sh˘chikuza, Kabukiza, National Theatre) and August 2022 (Minamiza, Hakataza, Misonoza).

OTHERS: 11 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; a new illustration page for the actors Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I and Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I; new illustrations for the actors Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV [1782 | 1789 | 1789 | 1794 | 1795], Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Onoe Sh˘roku I and Suketakaya Takasuke II; a new illustration for the sakusha Ky˘gend˘ Sak˘ II; the pages on the actors Matsumoto Kojir˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII, Matsumoto Shirosabur˘, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I and Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ II 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 "Katakiuchi Takasago no Matsu", "Tenmangű Aiju no Meiboku" and "Yukihira Isonare Matsu" (without any global summary); hashizume, ikake, ikakeya, shish˘ and yakatabune have been added to the glossary.

31 March 2022

ACTORS: Sawamura Genjűr˘ III, Sawamura Kunitar˘ III and Sawamura Shirogor˘ III.

ACTORS LINES: Sawamura Kimihei, Sawamura Minegor˘ and Sawamura Seishi.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Sawamura Daiz˘, Sawamura Kasen and Sawamura Sh˘nosuke.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Sawaarashi T˘r˘, Sawai Sh˘z˘ and Sawano Gensuke.

PROGRAMS: April 2022 (details for the Kabukiza programs, Zenshinza, Makuhari Messe), May 2022 (Kabukiza, Misonoza, flyer and details for the National Theatre), June 2022 (Hakataza, National Theatre, Sh˘chiku Kabuki Dance Tour) and July 2022 (Sh˘chikuza, Minamiza, Sh˘chiku Kabuki Dance Tour).

OTHERS: 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; a new illustration page for the drama "D˘my˘ji"; a new illustration page for the actors Arashi Izabur˘ II, Onoe Kikujir˘ II and Seki Sanjűr˘ III; new illustrations for the dramas "Kurumabiki" and Terakoya; new illustrations for the actors Arashi Kichisabur˘ III [D˘my˘ji | Kurumabiki], Band˘ Shűka I, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V [D˘my˘ji | Kurumabiki | Terakoya], Iwai Tojaku, Nakamura Utaemon IV [D˘my˘ji | Kurumabiki | Terakoya], Sawamura Tanosuke II, Sawamura Tossh˘ I [D˘my˘ji | Kurumabiki], Yoshizawa Ayame II and Yoshizawa Ayame IV; the pages on the actors Sawamura Kameemon, Sawamura S˘nosuke I, Sawamura Tanosuke II, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Sawamura Tanosuke IV, Sawamura Tetsunosuke V, Sawamura Tosshi VII and Sawamura Tosshi VIII have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them).

28 February 2022

ACTORS: Ichikawa Aragor˘ III and Ichikawa Arajir˘ I.

PLAYS: "Ichimatsu Koz˘ no Onna".

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichikawa Seiko II (who used to be referenced as Ichikawa K˘tar˘).

ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa Kohanji and Ichikawa Seiko.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Ichimura Miyonosuke and Ichiyama Shimanosuke.

PROGRAMS: March 2022 (details for the Kabukiza programs), April 2022 (Kabukiza), May 2022 (Minamiza) and June 2022 (Hakataza).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Sawamura Shirogor˘, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ and Suketakaya Takasuke lines of actors have been reworked; new illustrations for the actors Kanazawa Goheiji, Kaneko Kichizaemon, Nakamura Shirogor˘ I, Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Sawamura Kodenji I, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III [1779 | 1796 | 1797], Sawamura Tanosuke II, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Takeshima K˘zaemon I and Yamashita Ky˘emon I; a new illustration page for the actors Nakamura Sh˘ch˘ and Sawamura Kodenji I; the pages on the actors Sawamura Otoemon I, Sawamura Otoemon II, Sawamura Shirogor˘ II, Sawamura Shozan III, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VIII and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX have been reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data/illustrations for some of them); a new guild in the guilds list (Kawatakiya); d˘shin, futomono, futomonoya, gofuku, gosai, ˘bant˘, sensai, sh˘katsu k˘mei, sh˘katsu ry˘ and suri have been added to the glossary.

31 January 2022

ACTORS: Nakayama Sayonosuke.

PLAYS: "Taiheiki Chűshin K˘shaku".

ACTORS LINES: Nakamura Tar˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Nakayama Monjűr˘.

PROGRAMS: February 2022 (details for the Kabukiza programs, a new flyer for Cocoon Kabuki, a few details about Roppongi Kabuki), March 2022 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Shungy˘ Special Tour, a new flyer and the details for the Minamiza performances, a few details about Roppongi Kabuki), April 2022 (Misonoza) and May 2022 (National Theatre, Tango Bunka Kaikan).

OTHERS: 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Iwai Shijaku, Sawamura Kunitar˘ and Sawamura Tanosuke lines of actors have been reworked; 2 new illustrations for the 4th book of "Hana no Edo Kabuki Nendaiki" (1811); new illustrations for the actors Hanai Saizabur˘ III, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ III [1732 | 1733 | 1735 | 1736], Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II [1732 | 1733 | 1735 | 1735 | 1736 | 1745], Ogino Izabur˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I and Segawa Kikunoj˘ II [1754 | 1770 | 1771]; an illustration page for the actors Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II and Ichimura Uzaemon VIII; the pages on the actors Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I, Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ VII, Sawamura Genjir˘, Sawamura Gennosuke III, Sawamura Gennosuke IV, Sawamura Gennosuke V, Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and Sawamura Kunitar˘ II 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 "Kokubyakuron Oriwake Hakata" (without any global summary); 4 new guilds in the guilds list (Kawasakiya, Mikasaya, Oginoya, Tenmaya); ashikaga tadayoshi, cha no s˘sh˘, chikuzen, chűshin, fukuoka-han, g˘mon, k˘shaku, kuroda s˘d˘, kuroda-s˘d˘mono, ry˘jin and s˘sh˘ have been added to the glossary.

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