UPDATES 2009
31 December 2009

2009 in figures:

  • 520 actors pages
  • 300 summaries
  • 1072 entries in the Kabuki play dictionary
  • 230 actors lines
  • I would like to thank very much all the people who helped me building this site. Happy new year to all!

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Hayakawa Hatsuse.

    PLAYS: "Nidanme" and "Yoi Yakko".

    PRINTS:

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    Hayakawa Hatsuse Okumura Toshinobu

    KAOMISE: ďsaka 1772 (Naka no Shibai).

    PROGRAMS: March 2010 (National Theatre, Nissay Theatre ).

    OTHERS: 1 new link; 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; hikimaku, j˘shikimaku, omote, omotekata and ura are added to the glossary.

    20 December 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Arashi Sanjűr˘ II.

    PLAYS: "Amakawaya Gihei Uchi" and "Kanzaki Ageya".

    PRINTS:

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    Ichikawa Shinnosuke I Katsukawa Shun'ei 1794

    STROLLING AROUND: Chűtar˘ Jiz˘.

    PROGRAMS: January 2010 (details for the National Theatre, Kabukiza and Asakusa K˘kaid˘ programs) and February 2010 (Kabukiza).

    OTHERS: 2 new links; 2 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; nakasend˘ is added to the glossary; the actor Arashi Sanjűr˘ I is referenced as Yagi Niemon in our database.

    12 December 2009

    PLAYS: "Godairiki" and "Shihei no Nana Warai".

    PLAYWRIGHTS: Namiki Gohei I.

    PRINTS:

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    Kataoka Nizaemon VII
    Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III
    Segawa Kikunoj˘ III
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1857

    PROGRAMS: January 2010 (details for the Minamiza programs) and February 2010 (Hakataza, Minamiza).

    OTHERS: 1 new link; 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; oman-gengobeimono, sakusha, sent˘ gosho, toneri and yuna are added to the glossary.

    24 November 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Band˘ Matajűr˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Kawagoe J˘shi", "Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki", "ďtsue D˘j˘ji" and "Yoritomo no Shi".

    PRINTS:

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    Ichikawa Danz˘ V Shunshosai Hokuch˘ 1828
    Nakamura Utaemon III Shunshosai Hokuch˘ 1828

    DERIVATIVES: Kabuki Zippos.

    PROGRAMS: December 2009 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs) and January 2010 (Kabukiza, Asakusa K˘kaid˘, Minamiza, details for the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs).

    OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; imadegawa is added to the glossary.

    31 October 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Imamura Motojűr˘.

    PLAYS: "Jiraiya", "Murai Ch˘an" and "Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa".

    PLAYWRIGHTS: Kawatake Mokuami.

    PRINTS:

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    Arashi Bungor˘ I Suifutei 1782
    Ichikawa Kodanji IV Utagawa Yoshiiku 1862
    Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ IV
    Iwai Hanshir˘ V
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1810

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Wasabur˘, Fujikawa Hanzabur˘, Ichikawa S˘zabur˘, Imamura Shichisabur˘, Iwai Matsunosuke, Jitsukawa Entar˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ and Sawamura Tosshi.

    DERIVATIVES: "Kabuki Tie Pin" and "Hotel Kabuki".

    PROGRAMS: November 2009 (details for the National Theatre, Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour programs), December 2009 (Kabukiza, details for the Minamiza programs) and January 2010 (Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre, Shinbashi Enbuj˘).

    OTHERS: 11 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; jiraiyamono, kanzen ch˘aku, kusaz˘shi, nihon zutsumi, ˘tsue and sansukumi are added to the glossary.

    30 September 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Narumi Goroshir˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Hy˘tandana" and "Suma no Ura".

    PRINTS:

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    Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II
    Ogawa Zengor˘ I
    Yamashita Kinsaku I
    Torii Kiyomasu 1723~1727

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Tokusabur˘, Band˘ Kamez˘, Ichikawa Danko, Ichimura Kamez˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Narumi Goroshir˘, ďtani Ryűzaemon and Sawamura Yoshijir˘.

    DERIVATIVES: The Tomomori-Tadanobu Shirt.

    PROGRAMS: October 2009 (details for the Kabukiza programs, Zenshinza Tour, Kabukiza), November 2009 (Kabukiza, NHK Hall) and December 2009 (Minamiza, National Theatre).

    OTHERS: 6 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; ogurusu and tabi shibai are added to the glossary.

    09 September 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Nakamura Shirogor˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Sugisaka".

    PRINTS:

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    Arashi Hinasuke II
    Iwai Kumesabur˘ I
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1800

    PROGRAMS: October 2009 (details for the Misonoza and National Theatre programs, Kinshű Tokubetsu K˘en) and November 2009 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘).

    OTHERS: 3 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; hakasho and tsugaru jamisen are added to the glossary.

    31 August 2009

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Sawamura Gennosuke III and Sawamura Gennosuke V.

    PLAYS: "Soga Monogatari".

    PRINTS:

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    Band˘ Kichiya I
    Nakayama Bungor˘ II
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1851

    ACTORS LINES: Arashi Kanjűr˘, Band˘ Kichiya, Ichikawa Raiz˘, Jitsukawa Yaoz˘, Matsumoto Yonesabur˘, Nakamura Tamashichi, Onoe Ukon and Sawamura Gennosuke.

    PROGRAMS: September 2009 (details for the Kabukiza and Heisei Nakamuraza programs, Kanazawaj˘ Kabuki), October 2009 (Kabukiza) and November 2009 (National Theatre, Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour, Yachiyoza).

    OTHERS: 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; betsumei is added to the glossary.

    31 July 2009

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III and Tamagawa Sennoj˘ IV.

    PLAYS: "Tajima-ch˘" and "Yane Ue".

    PRINTS:

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    Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III
    Kataoka Nizaemon VII
    Utagawa Toyokuni 1796

    ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Sanpachi, Ichikawa Otora, Ichimura Manjir˘, Nakamura Tsuruz˘, Onoe Usabur˘, Segawa Kichiji and Tamagawa Sennoj˘.

    PROGRAMS: August 2009 (details for the Kabukiza programs, Minamiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Kamejir˘ no Kai), September 2009 (Kabukiza) and October 2009 (Misonoza, National Theatre, Hakataza).

    OTHERS: 1 new link; 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new page dedicated to the play titles with one strange ideogram.

    30 June 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Segawa Tomisabur˘ II.

    PLAYS: "Genji Monogatari".

    CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichikawa Otora VII and Nakamura Kotar˘ VI.

    PRINTS:

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    Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II Utagawa Kunihiro 1829
    Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ II Nakai Yoshitaki 1871
    Segawa Tomisabur˘ II T˘shűsai Sharaku 1794

    ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Hikojűr˘, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Iwai Kiyotar˘, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘, Nakamura Tsurusuke and Segawa Tomisabur˘.

    THE GUILDS: Takinoya.

    PROGRAMS: July 2009 (details for the Kabukiza and Theatre Cocoon programs), August 2009 (Kabukiza, National Theatre) and September 2009 (Heisei Nakamuraza, Tour in the western provinces).

    OTHERS: 4 new links; 1 new entry in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary.

    31 May 2009

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Asao Kunigor˘ III and Nakayama Bungor˘ II.

    PLAYS: "Imose no Kadomatsu" and "Ubara no Sato".

    CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Kataoka Sennosuke and Matsumoto Kintar˘ IV.

    PRINTS:

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    Asao Kunigor˘ III
    Kiriyama Monji III
    Shunk˘sai Hokushű 1822
    Nakayama Bungor˘ II Utagawa Toyokuni 1851

    ACTORS LINES: Asao Kunigor˘, Band˘ Kunigor˘, Nakamura Shingor˘, Nakayama Bungor˘ and Sakata Hangor˘.

    SOGAMONO: Moritaza 1755.

    PROGRAMS: June 2009 (Sh˘chikuza (Ebiz˘), Wahha Kamigata Engei Hall, details for the Kabukiza, National Theatre and Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs), July 2009 (Kabukiza, Rihga Royal Hotel) and August 2009 (Eirakukan, National Theatre, National Bunraku Theatre).

    OTHERS: 1 new entry in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; daimon, hakama, k˘seki, kura, nagabakama, shichiya, su˘ and tanzaku are added to the glossary; a new illustrations/pages for the play "Jinmon/Kumiuchi"; more details on the March 2009 Kabuki tour in London; a new page about Matsumoto K˘shir˘'s crests; a new page about the K˘raiya guild crests.

    24 April 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Akita Hikoshir˘ I.

    PLAYS: "Osome no Nanayaku" and "Sanza R˘taku".

    PLAYWRIGHTS: Tsuruya Nanboku IV.

    PRINTS:

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    Ichikawa Danz˘ III
    Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II
    Katsukawa Shunsh˘ 1769

    ACTORS LINES: Band˘ Shinsha, Band˘ Tsurunosuke, Ogino Izabur˘ and Ogino Yaegiri.

    KAOMISE: Ky˘to 1766 (Kitagawa no Shibai).

    SOGAMONO: Ichimuraza 1721.

    PROGRAMS: May 2009 (National Theatre, details for the Kabukiza and Shinbashi Enbuj˘ programs), June 2009 (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘) and July 2009 (Theatre Cocoon, Sh˘chikuza, Tour in the eastern provinces, Tour in the central provinces, National Theatre).

    OTHERS: 3 new links; 8 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; doz˘, fuwa-nagoyamono, iroaku, r˘taku and zashiki are added to the glossary; a new illustration of the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III; a new illustration of the actor Segawa Senjo; a new illustration of the actor Nakamura Nakaz˘ I; a new illustration of the actor Arashi Hinasuke II; the Kaomise pages are reformatted; a new section dedicated to the Edo Sogamono.

    31 March 2009

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Mihogi Gizaemon I and Mihogi Gizaemon II.

    PLAYS: "Heikegani", "Minowa no Shinjű" and "Onoe Idahachi".

    PLAYWRIGHTS: Okamoto Kid˘.

    PRINTS:

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    Mihogi Gizaemon II Suifutei 1782

    ACTORS LINES: Mihogi Gizaemon.

    PROGRAMS: April 2009 (details for the Kanamaruza programs, Shunjűza), May 2009 (Kabukiza, Chűnichi Theatre) and June 2009 (Hakataza, National Theatre, Sh˘chikuza).

    OTHERS: 12 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; dan-no-ura no tatakai, genji, heike, heikegani, tanuki, yashima no tatakai and y˘kai are added to the glossary; Nakamura Utaemon IV's 4 faces; Prints & Illustrations for the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; some work on the Naniwaza page.

    28 February 2009

    ACTORS: biographies of the actors Azuma T˘z˘ II and Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

    PLAYS: "Nambuzaka no Yuki Wakare" and "Otsuta Goroshi".

    PRINTS:

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    Azuma Ichinoj˘ I Utagawa Toyokuni 1857
    Azuma T˘z˘ II
    Sanogawa Ichimatsu I
    Okumura Masanobu

    ACTORS LINES: Azuma Ichinoj˘, Azuma T˘z˘ and Takeshima K˘zaemon.

    KABUKI ART: Nakamura Tokiz˘ (Edo dolls series 7).

    DERIVATIVES: Brutus 468.

    STROLLING AROUND: Tonbŕ Jiz˘.

    PROGRAMS: March 2009 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs), April 2009 (Kabukiza, Misonoza, Minamiza) and May 2009 (Shinbashi Enbuj˘, Minamiza, Kabukiza).

    OTHERS: 5 new links; 15 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; azuma-ryű, godairikimono, sarayashiki and sengakuji are added to the glossary; the pages on the Ichikawa Yaoz˘ and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ lines of actors are refurbished a little bit.

    31 January 2009

    ACTORS: biography of the actor Nakayama Yoshio I.

    PLAYS: "Nebiki no Kadomatsu" and "Shusse Kagekiyo".

    PLAYWRIGHTS: Chikamatsu Monzaemon.

    PRINTS:

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    Nakayama Yoshio I Shunk˘sai Hokushű 1816
    Nakayama Yoshio III Hasegawa Sadanobu 1841

    ACTORS LINES: Nakayama Ittoku and Nakayama Yoshio.

    THEATERS: Sh˘chikuza.

    KABUKI ART: Manga.

    DERIVATIVES: T˘kyű Train.

    PROGRAMS: February 2009 (details for the Kabukiza and Sh˘chikuza programs), March 2009 (Kabukiza) and April 2009 (Kanamaruza).

    OTHERS: 1 new reference in the bibliography; 5 new links; 4 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; azuma-yojibeimono, daigűji, kiyomizudera, koj˘jűri, sendai j˘ruri, sh˘chiku and ujiza are added to the glossary; a new picture to illustrate the Minamiza's page; the actors global table is reformatted; details for the January 1982 and January 2009 revivals of "Z˘hiki".

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