October 1932: opening of the ďsaka Kabukiza in the district of Sennichimae.
January 1943: Band˘ Tsurunosuke III took the prestigious name of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ IV at the ďsaka Kabukiza.
January 1946: premiere at the ďsaka Kabukiza of the Gidayű-based version of the dance-drama "Sh˘j˘", which was staged with the following casting:
January 1947: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Ikutama Shinjű" was revived at the ďsaka Kabukiza, using a new script written by Kema Nanboku and entitled "Osaga Kaheiji"; it was staged in a special program commemorating the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Ganjir˘ I and celebrating the shűmei of Nakamura Ganjir˘ II with the following casting:
March 1951: Kataoka Gat˘ IV took the name of Kataoka Nizaemon XIII in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza. The k˘j˘ was entitled "Eda-mo Sakaeru Midori no Matsushima". From the 15th of March, the matinÚe and evening programs were reversed. Below the details of the programs and the casting:
July 1951: premiere at the ďsaka Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "Jiisan Baasan", which was staged with the following casting:
("Jiisan Baasan" was also premiered in July 1951 in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza [casting])
October 1951: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII, Nakamura Utaemon VI and Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII celebrated their shűmei in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza.
May 1953: Nakamura Kash˘ II and Nakamura Shibajaku VI celebrated their shűmei in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza.
September 1953: premiere at the ďsaka Kabukiza of the dance "Ryűko", starring Band˘ Minosuke VI and Jitsukawa Enjir˘ II in the roles of the Dragon and the Tiger.
January 1955: premiere at the ďsaka Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "Naniwa no Ashi", which was staged with the following casting:
(a big thanks to Yoshiko-san, who has kindly provided us with the data)
November 1955: Ichimura Uzaemon XVII and Band˘ Yasosuke IV celebrated their shűmei in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza.
March 1956: Kataoka Gad˘ V and Kataoka Hidetar˘ II celebrated their shűmei in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza.
July 1956: premiere at the ďsaka Kabukiza of the dance-drama "Uma Nusubito", which was staged with the following casting:
March 1958: last Kabuki program at the ďsaka Kabukiza, made up of dramas like "Kirare Otomi", "Imay˘ Satsuma Uta", "Genta Kand˘", "Ibaraki" and 1 act of "Genroku Chűshingura". The casting included the actors Ichikawa Jukai III, Kataoka Nizaemon XIII, Nakamura Tokiz˘ III, Band˘ Minosuke VI, Jitsukawa Enjir˘ II, ďtani Tomoemon VII, Hayashi Mataichir˘ II, Band˘ Kichiya II, Kataoka Takao, Kataoka Hidetar˘ II, Ichikawa Unosuke III, Kamimura Kichiya V, Nakamura Kasen II, Nakamura Naritar˘ II, Arashi Hinasuke X, Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII, Arashi Rikaku V, Arashi Kichisabur˘ VII, Onoe Kikujir˘ IV, Nakamura Kash˘ II, Arashi Minshi VI and Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ V.
April 1958: final performance at the ďsaka Kabukiza (modern theatre). This theater definitively closed and its building became a department store.
The ďsaka Kabukiza
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