UPDATES
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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