UPDATES
28 September 2023

PLAYS: "Inga Koz˘".

ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa Sanz˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Ichikawa Masujaku, Ichimura Tar˘, Ichinoya Sagoshichi, Ikushima Kashiwazaki, It˘ Tsumaemon and Iwai Hananoj˘.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Ichioka Rihei, Ichiyama Bokuhei and Ich˘ Reisuke.

PROGRAMS: October 2023 (details for the Kabukiza and the National Theatre, a new flyer for the Kabukiza), November 2023 (Kabukiza), December 2023 (Minamiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘) and January 2024 (Asakusa K˘kaid˘).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 11 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Band˘ Kumajűr˘, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ and Onoe Fujaku lines of actors have been reworked; new illustrations for the actors Onoe Kikunosuke II and Sanogawa Ichimatsu I; a new illustration page for the actors Azuma T˘z˘ II, Onoe Fujaku III and Onoe Kikunosuke II; the pages on the actors Kataoka Ichiz˘ III, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘ III, Nakamura Baigyoku III, Nakamura Daikichi III, Nakamura Kan'emon III, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ III, Onoe Fujaku III, Onoe Taganoj˘ III and Onoe Tamiz˘ III 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 "Ishida no Tsubone" (without any global summary); 2 new guilds in the guilds list (Naruoya, Yawataya); 9 new haimy˘ in the haimy˘ list (Baika, Baika, Baish˘, Baish˘, Haj˘, Keishi, Naruo, Rosui, Sanjaku); anmatori, inga koz˘ rokunosuke, ingamono, ingamonoshi, kaizoku, kinezumi kichigor˘, kinezumi kishigor˘, kumokiri nizaemon, mawashi-beya, misemono, misemonoshi, nozarashi, osaraba denji, subashiri kumagor˘, subashiri kumagor˘, takanawa and yamaneko sanji have been added to the glossary.

31 August 2023

PLAYS: "Daini no Shisha" and "Sh˘gun Edo o Saru".

PROGRAMS: September 2023 (details for the Kabukiza, the National Theatre, the Hakataza and the Eirakukan, a new flyer for the Kabukiza and the Hakataza, a flyer for the National Theatre), October 2023 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, details and a new flyer for the Misonoza, Asakusa K˘kaid˘), November 2023 (details for the Heisei Nakamuraza, National Theatre) and December 2023 (Minamiza, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 5 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 3 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; a new illustration for the actor Nakamura Shikan IV; a new illustration page for the actors Ichikawa Gonjűr˘, Iwai Shijaku III, Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ IV and Seki Sanjűr˘ IV; the pages on the actors Kataoka Ichiz˘ IV, Kataoka Nizaemon IV, Kawarasaki Ch˘jűr˘ IV, Kawarasaki Kunitar˘ IV, Nakamura Denkur˘ IV, Nakamura Shikan IV, Onoe Kikugor˘ IV and Onoe Matsusuke IV 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 dance-drama "Kakuju Senzai" and the drama "Oshimodoshi" (without any global summary); 4 new guilds in the guilds list (Hamaya, Izutsuya, Komamuraya, Tomoeya); 12 new haimy˘ in the haimy˘ list (Baifu, Baiga, Baik˘, Bukaku, Gach˘, Gash˘, Jijaku, Kakusei, Sakoku, Shid˘, Shigan, Shish˘); amano hachir˘, bakumatsu no sanshű, itt˘ sh˘den mut˘-ryű, miokuri, ono tetsutar˘, shibusawa seiichir˘, sh˘gitai, takahashi deishű, takahashi hirotake, takahashi ise-no-kami, tokugawa yoshinobu, tsuru t˘ge, ueno sens˘, yamaoka takayuki, yamaoka tesshű, yamaoka tetsutar˘ and yui-ga-hama have been added to the glossary.

31 July 2023

PROGRAMS: August 2023 (details for the Kabukiza, the Minamiza and the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ programs, new flyer for the Kabukiza and the Kintetsu Art Kan), September 2023 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Eirakukan, a new flyer for the Hakataza, a new flyer and details for the Minamiza), October 2023 (Kinshű Special Tour, Tachikawa Stage Garden, a new flyer and details for the Succession Announcement Tour) and November 2023 (Heisei Nakamuraza, Succession Announcement Tour).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 10 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the page on the Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ line of actors has been reworked; a new illustration for the actor Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I; a new illustration page for the actors Nakamura Denkur˘ IV and Nakamura Sukegor˘ I; the pages on the actors Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I, Nakamura Sukegor˘ I, Onoe Tamiz˘ I, Sanogawa Hanazuma I, Suketakaya Takasuke I, Tsuruya Nanboku I and Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ 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 "Akiba Gongen Kaisen Banashi" (without any global summary); 4 new haimy˘ in the haimy˘ list (Baishi, Bunsha, Gyoraku, K˘ch˘); 2 new guilds in the guilds list (Aizuya, Sengokuya); akiba gongen and ˘igawa have been added to the glossary.

30 June 2023

ACTORS: Nakamura Danz˘ and Nakamura Senz˘.

ACTORS LINES: Nakamura Jűz˘, Nakamura Kamenoj˘, Nakamura Kan'emon, Nakamura Kannoj˘, Nakamura Sanzaemon and Nakamura Seigor˘.

PLAYWRIGHTS LINES: Nakamura Seigor˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Nakamura Gan'emon, Nakamura Iwaz˘, Nakamura Karumo, Nakamura Komashichi, Nakamura ďmachi and Nakamura ďsai.

LESSER KNOWN PLAYWRIGHTS: Nakamura Kawashichi.

PROGRAMS: July 2023 (Minamiza, details for the Kabukiza, the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ programs, a new flyer for the Kabukiza, the Sh˘chikuza, the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and the Asakusa K˘kaid˘), August 2023 (Kabukiza, National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre, Rai BoC Hall), September 2023 (more details and a new flyer for the Minamiza) and October 2023 (Misonoza, Succession Announcement Tour).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki plays list; 5 new roles in the bilingual list of roles; the pages on the Iwai Kiyotar˘ and Sanogawa Ichimatsu lines of actors has been reworked; new illustrations for Iwai Kiyotar˘ III, Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV, Nakamura Jűsuke IV and Sanogawa Ichimatsu I; the pages on the actors Kataoka Ichiz˘ I, Kataoka Nizaemon I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakamura Tomosa I, Nakayama Bungor˘ I, Nakayama Yoshio I, Sanogawa Ichimatsu I and Sanogawa Jűkichi 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 "Soga Nakamura Aki no Torikomi" (without any global summary); a new page dedicated to actors' haimy˘; 5 new guilds in the guilds list (Kobeniya, Ky˘ya, Shinman'ya, Takedaya, Yoshiya); hannin, hikyaku, koina-hanbŕmono, onna hinin and yar˘ y˘kyű have been added to the glossary.

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; 20 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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