UPDATES
31 October 2014

ACTORS: Tomizawa Tatsujűr˘.

PLAYS: "Osono Rokusa".

PROGRAMS: November 2014 (details for the Kabukiza, Meijiza and Eirakukan programs), December 2014 (Kabukiza), January 2015 (Sh˘chikuza, Kabukiza, Shimbashi Embuj˘, Asakusa K˘kaid˘) and February 2015 (Sh˘chikuza, Hakataza).

OTHERS: 19 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; new illustration pages for the dramas "Hashimoto", "Hikimado", "Komeya" and "Sum˘ba"; new illustration pages for the actors Azuma T˘z˘ III and Yamamura Giemon II; a new illustration for the actor Mimasu Daigor˘ II; jűman okudo, osono-rokusamono, sanzes˘, sanzugawa and shikishi are added to the glossary.

28 September 2014

ACTORS: Kasaya Matakur˘ II.

PLAYS: "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara".

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Kunio.

ACTORS LINES: Kasaya Matakur˘.

THEATERS: Asakusa K˘kaid˘.

KABUKI VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ekanban.

PROGRAMS: October 2014 (National Theatre, Yachiyoza, Nihombashi Mitsui Hall, Minamiza, details for the Kabukiza, Shimbashi Embuj˘ and Sh˘chikuza performances), November 2014 (Eirakukan, Yachiyoza, Nikkei Hall, Minamiza, details for the National Theatre program), December 2014 (Minamiza, casting and flyer for the National Theatre program) and January 2015 (National Theatre).

OTHERS: 3 new links; 9 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration page for the Ky˘to performances in the past; update of the list of all the major performances of "Sodehagi Saimon"; the pages on the Mimasu Tanin and Mimasu Tokujir˘ lines of actors are reworked; a new illustration page for the actor Nakamura Sukegor˘ II; the summary for the 1st act of "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki" is added; adachi-ga-hara, abe munet˘, abe sadat˘, abe yoritoki, chűnagon, iwata obi, kamakura gongor˘ kagemasa, kurozuka, minamoto yoriyoshi, minamoto yoshiie, saimon and yoshida jinja are added to the glossary.

31 August 2014

ACTORS/PLAYWRIGHTS: Mishima Sadohachi and Sadoshima Dempachi.

PLAYS: "Osan Mohei".

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Kamenoj˘ and Nakamura Tamatar˘.

KABUKI ART: Kabuki Face.

DERIVATIVES: Shanghai Kabuki.

STROLLING AROUND: Haneda Nakamuraza.

PROGRAMS: September 2014 (details for the Kabukiza, Kabuki Tour in the Western Provinces and Nihombashi K˘kaid˘ Programs, full casting for the Minamiza), October 2014 (NHK Hall, details for the National Theatre and Nagoya Kaomise Programs), November 2014 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chiku Tour) and December 2014 (National Theatre).

OTHERS: 48 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new picture for the drama "Fubuki T˘ge"; a new dictionary for plays/acts/scenes; a new illustration for the actor Kataoka Nizaemon; 2 new books in the bibliography; we've started to get rid of most of the animated GIF files (on the road to a new site design?); awataguchi, chikamatsu san kantsűmono, daiky˘ji, ekanban, inkyo, kairaishi, kantsű and s˘ke are added to the glossary.

28 July 2014

ACTORS: Haruyama Genshichi I.

PLAYS: "Oniji Hy˘shimai".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Namiki Gohei II, Namiki Gohei III and Namiki Sh˘z˘ II.

ACTORS LINES: Haruyama Genshichi.

PROGRAMS: August 2014 (details for the Kabukiza programs, National Theatre, Shibuya-ku Bunka S˘g˘ Center ďwada, Cerulean Tower Noh Theater), September 2014 (Kabukiza), October 2014 (Kabukiza, Shimbashi Embuj˘, Sh˘chikuza) and November 2014 (Meijiza, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 9 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration for the dramas "Kikubatake" and "Sanemori Monogatari"; the page on the Sawamura Shozan line of actors is reworked; hagoromokai is added to the glossary.

30 June 2014

PLAYS: "Omatsuri Sashichi".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Kawatake Shinshichi III.

ACTORS LINES: Onoe K˘z˘ and Onoe Monzabur˘.

DERIVATIVES: Football Fans Kumadori.

PROGRAMS: July 2014 (details for the Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza and the tour in the eastern provinces programs), August 2014 (National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre), September 2014 (Nihombashi K˘kaid˘) and October 2014 (National Theatre, NTK Hall).

OTHERS: 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration page for the actor Ogino Izabur˘ II; 1 new book in the bibliography; hakomawashi, hanamachi, kak˘shű, kamakuragashi, kigeki, machiai jaya, mikisho, shinkigeki, sh˘chiku shinkigeki, tobigashira and yanagibashi are added to the glossary.

30 May 2014

ACTORS: Arashi Bungor˘ I.

PLAYS: "Okazaki no Neko".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Kanai Sangy˘ and Kanai Sansh˘.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Onoe Sakon.

NI-NO-KAWARI: ďsaka 1784.

PROGRAMS: June 2014 (details for the Kabukiza programs), July 2014 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza, Matsumoto, Ichikawa Ennosuke Tour), August 2014 (Kabukiza, Shimbashi Embuj˘, Nihombashi K˘kaid˘, National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre) and September 2014 (Minamiza, Kabuki Tour in the Western Provinces).

OTHERS: 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 2 new books in the bibliography; a short self-presentation; a new note in the disclaimer for the calendars issue; a new summary for the drama "Uir˘ Uri"; the page dedicated to the Ichikawa Danzabur˘ line of actors was reworked; we had to change the line numbers of the third and fourth holders of the name of Ichikawa Morinosuke; chiryű jinja, chiryű-juku, fujisawa-juku, hakone-juku, hiratsuka-juku, hodogaya-juku, ishibe-juku, ishiyakushi-juku, jippensha ikku, kameyama-juku, kanagawa-juku, kanaya-juku, kawasaki-juku, kusatsu-juku, kuwana-juku, minakuchi-juku, mishima-juku, miya-juku, nippon daemon, nippon saemon, odawara-juku, ˘iso-juku, okazaki-juku, ˘tsu-juku, shinagawa-juku, sh˘no-juku, shukuba, shukueki, t˘kaid˘chű hizakurige, totsuka-juku, tsuchiyama-juku and uir˘ are added to the glossary.

30 April 2014

ACTORS: Somenoi Hanshir˘.

PLAYS: "ďishi Saigo no Ichinichi".

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichimura Kitsutar˘.

KAOMISE: Ky˘to 1771 (Minamigawa no Shibai).

SOGAMONO: Moritaza 1772.

PROGRAMS: May 2014 (details for the Meijiza and National Theatre programs, New Green Leaves Tour), June 2014 (Kabukiza, Minamiza, details for the Hakataza, National Theatre, Cocoon Theatre and Kabuki Tour in the Central Provinces programs) and July 2014 (National Theatre).

OTHERS: 1 new link; 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration page for the actor Mimasu Daigor˘ V; a new illustration for the drama "Kurumabiki"; a new illustration for the actor Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, Nakamura Fukusuke IX, Nakayama Nanshi II and Onoe Tamiz˘ II; 1 new book in the bibliography; akabane genz˘, chikamatsu kanroku, hana yoten, horibe yahei, horibe yasubei, isogai jűr˘zaemon, jitte, jiuta, jiutamai, kudaime, kuro yoten, nidaime, nishiki yoten, ˘ishi kuranosuke, ˘ishi sezaemon, rekishigeki, shiro yoten, uroko yoten, yada gor˘emon, yodaime and yoten are added to the glossary.

31 March 2014

ACTORS: Kiriyama Monji I and Kiriyama Monji II.

PLAYS: "Ohama Goten Tsunatoyo-ky˘".

ACTORS LINES: Kiriyama Monji.

KAOMISE: Ky˘to 1733.

SOGAMONO: Nakamuraza 1755.

NI-NO-KAWARI: Ky˘to 1731.

DERIVATIVES: Sukeroku Sushi.

STROLLING AROUND: Tawaramachi.

PROGRAMS: April 2014 (details for the Kabukiza programs), May 2014 (Minamiza, details for the Kabukiza programs), June 2014 (National Theatre, Tour in the Central Provinces) and July 2014 (Tour in the Eastern Provinces).

OTHERS: 12 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; two illustrations for the 1763 production of "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara" at the Moritaza; summaries for act I and act III are added to "Kumo ni Magou Ueno no Hatsuhana"; a new illustration for the actors Kataoka Ichiz˘ V and Nakamura Kichinoj˘ II; ah˘, arai hakuseki, arai kageyu, bent˘, godaime, goke, hinin, rokudaime, sandaime, tokugawa ienobu, tokugawa tsunatoyo, tominomori sukeemon and yushima tenmangű are added to the glossary.

28 February 2014

ACTORS: Ichikawa Arajir˘ II.

PLAYS: "Ogurusu no Ch˘bei".

ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa Aragor˘, Ichikawa Arajir˘, Ichikawa Aratar˘, Ichikawa Beish˘, Ichikawa En'˘, Ichikawa Fukunosuke, Ichikawa Fukutar˘, Ichikawa Fukuz˘, Ichikawa Hakuz˘, Ichikawa Sakimatsu, Ichikawa Sash˘, Ichikawa Sh˘en, Ichikawa Yonejűr˘ and Ichikawa Yonez˘.

PROGRAMS: March 2014 (details for the Minamiza, National Theatre and Shimbashi Embuj˘ programs), April 2014 (Minamiza, details for the Shimbashi Embuj˘ programs), May 2014 (Kabukiza, Meijiza) and June 2014 (Hakataza).

OTHERS: 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the Ichikawa Dannosuke, Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ and Ichikawa Kodanji lines of actors are reworked; a new illustration for the actor Ichikawa Somegor˘ VII; akechi mitsuhide, hashiba hideyoshi, honn˘ji, kinoshita t˘kichir˘, konoshita t˘kichi, mashiba hisayoshi, oda harunaga, oda nobunaga, takechi mitsuhide, takeyari, toyotomi hideyoshi, yamazaki no tatakai and yarisaki are added to the glossary.

31 January 2014

ACTORS: Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I.

PLAYS: "ďgiya Kumagai".

ACTORS LINES: Nakamura Ginnosuke, Nakamura Masanosuke, Nakamura Sennosuke, Nakamura Tamanosuke, Nakamura Umenosuke and Nakamura Utanosuke.

STROLLING AROUND: Stars Hands 2012 (Onoe).

PROGRAMS: February 2014 (details for the Kabukiza and Hakataza programs), March 2014 (Kabukiza (with details), Minamiza, National Theatre), April 2014 (Kabukiza, Kanamaruza, Sh˘chikuza), May 2014 (National Theatre) and June 2014 (Cocoon).

OTHERS: 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration for the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami"; one new scene added to the summary of "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki" (at the the Ashikaga Palace) new illustration pages for the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami"; new illustration pages for the actors Arashi Rikaku II, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ III, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V and Kataoka Nizaemon VII; a new illustration for the actors Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ II, Kataoka Gat˘ V, Kataoka Hidetar˘ II, Kataoka Nizaemon VIII and Segawa Senjo; the pages on the Iwai Kumesabur˘ and Nakamura Tsurusuke lines of actors are reworked; goj˘bashi, menoto, ˘giya and yakushae are added to the glossary.

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