Playwright name:

Tsubouchi Shy In Japanese

Real Name: Tsubouchi Yz

Existence: 22nd day of the 5th lunar month of 1859 [1] ~ 28 February 1935


22nd day of the 5th lunar month of 1859 [1]: born in ta-juku [2], a station on the Nakasend in the province of Mino.

1894: Shy wrote "Kiri Hitoha".

1896: Shy wrote "Maki-no-Kata".

February/March 1904: successful premiere at the Tkyza of Shy's drama "Kiri Hitoha" [more details].

May 1905: premiere of Shy's drama "Hototogisu Koj no Rakugetsu" in saka at the Kadoza, starring Kataoka Gat III in the roles of Lady Yodo (Yodogimi) and Katagiri Katsumoto.

May 1905: premiere at the Tkyza of Shy's drama "Maki-no-Kata", with Nakamura Shikan V in the eponymous role of Maki-no-Kata.

March 1906: Shy's drama "Hototogisu Koj no Rakugetsu" was produced for the first time in Tky, at the Tkyza [casting].

1916: Shy wrote "En no Gyja" [3].

June 1929: premiere at the Imperial Theater of Shy's dance-drama "Rykan to Komori" [more details].

28 February 1935: Shy died in Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture.


Tsubouchi Shy was a writer, critic, playwright, translator, editor, educator, and professor at Waseda University. He also used the pen name Harunoya Oboro.

[1] The 22nd day of the 5th lunar month of the 6th year of the Ansei era was the 22nd of June 1859 in the western calendar.

[2] Nowadays the city of Minokamo in Gifu Prefecture.

[3] This drama was premiered in September 1949, in Tky at the Imperial Theater, with Onoe Shroku II in the role of the ascetic and mystic En no Gyja.

Tsubouchi Shy

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