OCTOBER 2024

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza), 1 in Nagoya (Misonoza), 1 in Fukuoka (Hakataza) and 1 tour (Kinshű Special Tour)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza !
  • ??? perform at the Sh˘chikuza!
  • ??? perform at the National Theatre !
  • Young actors perform at the Misonoza !
  • Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Chűsha, Nakamura Hayato, Ichikawa Danko, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Ichikawa Monnosuke and the Omodakaya guild perform perform at the Hakataza!
  • Nakamura Kankur˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke are on tour (Kinshű Special Tour)!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 October 2024
    Kinshű Jűgatsu ďkabuki
    Autumn Brocade October Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    ???

    Evening

    ???

    Casting

    ???

    Comments

    The October Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza.

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 10 ~ 26 October 2024
    Jűgatsu ďkabuki
    October Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura

    Evening

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
    (Torii Mae)

    Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki
    (Okuden)

    K˘j˘

    Renjishi

    Casting

    Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Living National Treasure Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Kataoka Takatar˘, Ichikawa Udanji, Nakamura Kotar˘, Ichikawa Omez˘

    Comments

    The shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XIII and the hatsubutai of Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ?? ~ ?? October 2024
    Program

    ???

    Casting

    ???

    Comments

    ???

    Misonoza (Nagoya)
    Dates 10 ~ 20 October 2024
    Misonoza Kinshű Hanagata Kabuki
    Misonoza Autumn Brocade Young Actors Kabuki
    Program

    Kabuki no Mikata

    Sh˘fudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri

    Tachi Nusubito

    Casting

    Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Band˘ Shingo, Nakamura Tanenosuke

    Comments

    No classic October kaomise programs in Nagoya at the Misonoza this year but a special Kabuki program starring young actors.

  • Kabuki no Mikata: a lively presentation on stage of Kabuki or some aspects of the art.
  • Kusazuri:
    (the Tug-of-War Over the Armor)
    A short dance in the oldest style of Kabuki, leisurely and full of humor, combining the charm of an onnagata female role specialist with the larger-than-life heroism of the bombastic aragoto style of acting. The strong woman Maizuru stops the powerful, but rash, warrior Soga no Gor˘ from rushing to a fight by pulling on the set of armor he is carrying. Starring Band˘ Shingo and Nakamura Kash˘ as Maizuru and Gor˘.
  • Tachi Nusubito: the farces of the classical Ky˘gen theater have universal appeal, showing the relationships of masters and servants and husbands and wives. In this particular dance play, a farmer named Manbŕ (Nakamura Tanenosuke) carries a precious sword, which is made of gold. The thief Kurobŕ (Band˘ Hikosabur˘) quietly removes the sword from Manbŕ in a crowd. When Manbŕ finds his sword missing and notices Kurobŕ wearing it, a loud dispute ensues. Manbŕ and Kurobŕ must both explain who owns the sword, first in words, then in dance to a magistrate, who must try to figure out who tells the truth.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 8 ~ 22 October 2024
    Program

    Yamato Takeru

    Casting

    Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Chűsha, Nakamura Hayato, Ichikawa Danko, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Juen, Ichikawa Seiko, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke, Kashima Noritoshi

    Comments

    Revival of the famous SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru", a classic of the Omodakaya guild, in Fukuoka at the Hakataza. In the absence of Ichikawa Ennosuke, the eponymous role of Yamato Takeru is played by either Ichikawa Ennosuke III's grandson Ichikawa Danko or Nakamura Hayato.

  • Yamato Takeru: One of twin brothers, Prince Ousu (Ichikawa Danko/Nakamura Hayato), attempts to admonish his brother, Prince ďusu (Ichikawa Danko/Nakamura Hayato), who is plotting rebellion. However, in his attempt to restrain his brother, Prince Ousu accidentally takes his life. Unaware of the circumstances, their father, the Emperor (Ichikawa Chűsha), becomes enraged and orders Prince Ousu to embark on a campaign to subdue the Kumaso people who refuse to submit to Yamato. The wife of Prince ďusu, Princess Etachibana (Nakamura Kazutar˘/Nakamura Yonekichi), pursues Prince Ousu as her husband's avenger. However, as she discovers Osuĺs pure and gentle heart, she begins to admire him and eventually develops feelings for him, despite their initial adversarial relationship. Having arrived in Kumaso, Prince Osu successfully defeats the Takeru brothers, the leaders of the Kumaso, and in recognition of his bravery, he is bestowed with the name "Yamato Takeru" by the Kumaso Takeru. Joyfully returning to Yamato, Takeru finds that the Emperor still has not forgiven him, and he is now tasked with a campaign to subdue the Ezo people. Accompanied by the Great Lord Takehiko (Nakamura Fukunosuke), the journey is fraught with difficulties. Takeru is commanded to defeat the mountain deity on Mount Ibuki. This his final expedition. Takeru is attacked by a giant white boar (the manifestation of the mountain deity). He kills the boar but is cursed by a female demon and falls ill. On his return trip, Takeru dies while lamenting his long separation from and his longing for his wife Princess Ototachibana (Nakamura Kazutar˘/Nakamura Yonekichi).
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Kinshű Special Tour
    Dates 2 ~ 20 October 2024
    Kinshű Tokubetsu K˘en
    Autumn Brocade Special Performances
    Program

    T˘ku K˘nÔ

    Wakazuru Irodori Kis˘ Sato Geshiki

    Bukaku Goj˘bashi

    Casting

    Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Sanzaemon, Nakamura Ich˘, Sawamura Kunihisa, Nakamura Nakasuke, Nakamura Nakashir˘, Nakamura Nakaji, Nakamura Nakaya

    Comments

    The word kinshű means "Autumn Brocade". This Autumn tour in 11 cities stars Nakamura Kankur˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke. The first item in the program, entitled T˘ku K˘nÔ (literally 'Talk Corner') is a speech/presentation on stage about some aspects of Kabuki. This tour commemorates the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII.

  • T˘ku K˘nÔ: Literally 'Talk Corner'. A speech on stage with Nakamura Kankur˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke.
  • Wakazuru Irodori Kis˘ Sato Geshiki: a gorgeous and lively production directed by the Nakamuraya guild and based on "Niwaka Jishi". It evokes the atmosphere of an Edo period festival in Yoshiwara with stylish Edo people. Featuring Sawamura Kunihisa, Nakamura Nakasuke, Nakamura Nakashir˘, Nakamura Nakaji & Nakamura Nakaya.
  • Bukaku Goj˘bashi: this is a dance play originally written for the actor Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII. Hearing the rumor that Ushiwakamaru (Nakamura Tsurumatsu) is slaying many people every night at Goj˘ Bridge, his mother Tokiwa Gozen (Nakamura Shichinosuke) tells him to stop killing or she will disown him. However, she forgives him when he tells her that he is striving to excel at the military arts in order to restore of the Genji clan. One night, he encounters Benkei (Nakamura Kankur˘) on Goj˘ Bridge, and Ushiwakamaru knocks him down with his sword. Impressed by his strength and skill, Benkei finally swears allegiance to Ushiwakamaru.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

     
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