UPDATES
28 February 2015

ACTORS: Tatsuoka Hisagiku and Tatsuoka Someemon.

PLAYS: "Megumi no Kenka" and "Umagiri".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Takeshiba Kisui, Tatsuoka Mansaku and Tenmaya Kyűshichi.

DERIVATIVES: Shibaraku B˘ryokudan.

PROGRAMS: March 2015 (details for the National Theatre and Minamiza programs, full casting for the Kabukiza programs), April 2015 (Kabukiza, Minamiza, details for the Heisei Nakamuraza and Chűnichi Theatre programs) and May 2015 (Minamiza, New Green Leaves Tour, National Theatre, details for the Heisei Nakamuraza programs).

OTHERS: 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration for the playwright Chikamatsu Tokuz˘; a new summary for "Shunkan"; the summary for the "Ichiwakamaru Seppuku" scene of "Wada Gassen Onna Maizuru" is added; the summaries for the "Kutsukakemura" and "Sakanoshita" scenes of "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna" are added; the pages on the Arashi Sangor˘, Band˘ Takesabur˘ and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ line of actors are slightly reworked; a new illustration for late Band˘ Mitsugor˘ X; details for the premiere of "Keisei Yanagi Zakura" in the 1st lunar month of 1793 in ďsaka; details for the premiere of "Hade Kurabe Ishikawazome" in the 4th lunar month of 1796 in ďsaka; details for the premiere of "Kami no Megumi Wag˘ no Torikumi" in March 1890 in T˘ky˘; details for the premiere of "Sanzen Ry˘ Haru no Komahiki" in January 2014 in T˘ky˘; the background image this month is the mon of late Band˘ Mitsugor˘ X; a new illustration for Band˘ Tamasabur˘ V; more details about the history of the Kiriza and a new illustration for this theater; ama, dazaifu tenmangű, jűshoku, kanze motokiyo, kenka, kerai, kikai-ga-shima, matsudaira ch˘shichir˘, megumi, megumi no kenka, minamoto t˘ru, nakama, rant˘, rant˘ jiken, shiba daijingű, shiba shinmeigű, shishigatani jiken, shishigatani no inb˘, shunkan, shunkan, tokugawa iemitsu, tokugawa tadanaga, tomozuna, t˘ru, umagiri, yanagisawa-s˘d˘mono, yotsuguruma daihachi and zeami motokiyo are added to the glossary.

31 January 2015

ACTORS: Sodesaki Iroha I, Sodesaki Iseno I and Sodesaki Miwano I.

PLAYS: "Akegarasu" and "Keisei Yamato Z˘shi".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Ky˘gend˘ Sak˘ II.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Jűjir˘.

ACTORS LINES: Ichikawa Kudanji, Sodesaki Iroha, Sodesaki Iseno and Sodesaki Miwano.

SOGAMONO: Moritaza 1723.

NI-NO-KAWARI: Ky˘to 1723 and ďsaka 1723.

THE KABUKI CLANS: the Sodesaki Clan.

PROGRAMS: February 2015 (more details for the programs at the Hakataza and the EX THEATER), March 2015 (Minamiza, National Theatre, details for the programs at the Kabukiza and at the Kagekiza, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ Tour), April 2015 (Kanamaruza, Heisei Nakamuraza, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ Tour) and May 2015 (Meijiza, Heisei Nakamuraza).

OTHERS: 7 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the actor Sodesaki Karyű is from now on referenced as Karyű Sawaemon in our database; more details about Ichikawa Jukai III's career; more details about Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII and Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII name-taking ceremonies; a new illustration for the actors Onoe Kikugor˘ VII and Sakurayama Sh˘zaemon I; a new entry in our disclaimer; we've decided to get rid of an old anomaly regarding names like Tokubei, Ch˘bei, Gombei or S˘bei, which are from now on written Tokubŕ, Ch˘bŕ, Gonbŕ or S˘bŕ within kabuki21.com; a new illustration page for the actors Kanazawa Goheiji, Kataoka Nizaemon I, Matsumoto Shigemaki and Sanogawa Hanazuma I; the page on the Nakayama Kiraku line of actors is reworked; opening of a new section dedicated to the Lesser Known Actors (Ichikawa, Nakamura and Onoe); 1 new book referenced in the bibliography; hachidaime, hibachi, hoshino kanzaemon, jűdaime, jűgodaime, jűhachidaime, jűichidaime, jűnidaime, jűrokudaime, jűsandaime, jűshichidaime, jűyondaime, kakeochi, kotatsu, mamemaki, ˘sh˘ya, sanjűsangend˘, setsubun, shichidaime, shinnai, tenmei kabuki, ugajin, wasa daihachir˘ and yuki are added to the glossary.

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