UPDATES
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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