UPDATES
24 April 2017

ACTORS: Sakakiyama Danshir˘ I.

PLAYS: "Gonge" and "Gonj˘".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Sakakiyama Kansuke I.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Band˘ Kamesabur˘ VI.

ACTORS LINES: Sakakiyama Danshir˘ and Sakakiyama Jűtar˘.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘, Sakakiyama Onojűr˘, Sakakiyama Sengiku and Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘.

PROGRAMS: May 2017 (details for the Meijiza programs, Orchard Hall, Niigata Kenmin Kaikan), June 2017 (Kabukiza, Tango Bunka Kaikan, Aichi Arts Center) and July 2017 (Sh˘chikuza, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 9 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; an illustration page for the actors Onoe Montar˘ and Tatsuoka Hisagiku; the pages on Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III and Sakakiyama Sagisuke were reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); the pages of the Sakakiyama Koshir˘ and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ lines of actors were reworked; a picture of the special celebration curtain for the April 2017 shűmei of Nakamura Jakuemon V at the Kanamaruza; a new illustration for the actor Yamatoyama Sensuke II; gonpachi-komurasakimono, hirai gonpachi, keij˘, miuraya komurasaki, rokug˘gawa, shirai gonpachi, suzu-ga-mori and yume are added to the glossary.

31 March 2017

ACTORS: Tamon Sh˘zaemon I and Tamon Sh˘zaemon II.

PLAYS: "Goban Taiheiki", "Tsuchiya Chikara" and "Yasaku no Kamabara".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Takarada Jurai and Takarada Jusuke.

ACTORS LINES: Tamon Sh˘zaemon.

NI-NO-KAWARI: Ky˘to 1721 and Ky˘to 1753.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Tamagawa Genzabur˘, Tamagawa Kasen and Tamagawa Kindayű.

PROGRAMS: April 2017 (details for the Kabukiza, Kanamaruza and Akasaka Act Theater programs), May 2017 (details for the Kabukiza and Sh˘chikuza programs, casting for the Meijiza), June 2017 (Hakataza, Heisei Nakamuraza) and July 2017 (Eastern Provinces, Central Provinces).

OTHERS: 10 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the pages on Arashi Keishi, Arashi Kitsusabur˘, Arashi Yoshisabur˘, Ikushima Hanroku, Nakamura Hayato, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Tanenosuke, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Onoe Kikunosuke, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Tatsuoka Hisagiku and Tatsuoka Someemon were reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; 1 new case for the dark side of Kabuki; asano naganori, asano takumi-no-kami naganori, chikara, enomoto kikaku, geisha, gengo, goke, gűkyo, hana no edo kabuki nendaiki, hyakush˘, kama, kamabara, kanzaki noriyasu, katsuta shinzaemon taketaka, katsuta taketaka, kira yoshihisa, kokon yakusha monogatari, kuranosuke, maiko, miyagawa-ch˘, ˘boshi rikiya, ˘boshi yuranosuke, ˘ishi chikara, ˘ishi kuranosuke, ˘ishi yoshikane, ˘ishi yoshitaka, ˘taka gengo tadao, ˘taka tadao, ˘washi bungo, shin kikaku, tokugawa tsunayoshi, tsuchiya chikara michinao, tsuchiya michinao, tsűsh˘ and yogor˘ are added to the glossary.

28 February 2017

ACTORS: Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Yamamoto Kamon.

PLAYS: "Dontsuku" and "Oshizu Reiza".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Yamamoto Kaseki.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Ichikawa Danko.

ACTORS LINES: Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ and Nakamura Tsurumatsu.

SOGAMONO: Nakamuraza 1762, Ichimuraza 1762 and Moritaza 1762.

KABUKI VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nezumi.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Yamamoto Kanbŕ and Yamamoto Ky˘z˘.

PROGRAMS: March 2017 (details for the Kabukiza and National Theatre programs), April 2017 (Kabukiza, Classics Tour), May 2017 (Kabukiza, Sh˘chikuza) and June 2017 (Hakataza).

OTHERS: 11 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; a new illustration for the actors Anegawa Daikichi I, Asao Jűjir˘, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II and Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I; an illustration page for the actors Hayakawa Dengor˘, Hyakunin'isshu Genzabur˘, Imamura Motojűr˘, Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I, Onoe Genji and Takenaka T˘zabur˘; a new dictionary for roles; the pages on Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, Yamashita Matashir˘ I and Yamashita Ky˘emon I were reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); the pages on the Ichikawa Komaz˘ and Mimasu Inemaru lines of actors were reworked (contents); the pages on the dramas "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘", "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" and "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" were reworked (contents); a picture of the special celebration curtain for the February 2017 hatsubutai of Nakamura Kantar˘ III and Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ II at the Kabukiza; 1 book was referenced in the bibliography; chaya ny˘b˘, daiku, fubuki, ichiban taiko, inaka zamurai, kado reisha, kakubŕ, kameido tenjin, miko, negishi, nezumi, nimochi, ogy˘ no matsu, onna tayű, reisha, shibai kinm˘ zui, shűtanba, tenchi tenn˘ and wakadanna are added to the glossary.

31 January 2017

ACTORS: Sanj˘ Namie I.

PLAYS: "Futago Sumidagawa".

PLAYWRIGHTS: Shinoda Sasuke.

CONTEMPORARY ACTORS: Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ and Nakamura Kantar˘.

ACTORS LINES: Sanj˘ Kantar˘.

SOGAMONO: Moritaza 1721, Ichimuraza 1755 and Nakamuraza 1779.

NI-NO-KAWARI: Ky˘to 1764.

LESSER KNOWN ACTORS: Somekawa Ubŕ.

PROGRAMS: February 2017 (details for the Kabukiza programs), March 2017 (Kabukiza, more details (list of acts) for the National Theatre), April 2017 (Akasaka Act Theater, Makuhari Messe) and May 2017 (Meijiza, National Theatre).

OTHERS: 2 new links; 29 new entries in the Japanese-English Kabuki play dictionary; the pages on Kawatake Mokuami, Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Yamashita Yaoz˘ I, Yamatoya Jinbŕ II, Yamatoya Jinbŕ III, Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I, Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II and Yashio Ikuemon were reworked (past tense, day of passing away in western calendar and added data for some of them); a picture of the special celebration curtain for the January 2017 shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII at the Sh˘chikuza; a picture of the special celebration curtain for the January 2017 shűmei of Ichikawa Udanji III at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘; by˘bu, ennosuke shijűhassen, fukkatsu t˘shi ky˘gen jűhachiban, handayű bushi, hanyű-mura, hirose kinz˘, hitokai, kaka jűkyoku, shinsaku sűpÔ kabuki jűban and sumidagawa are added to the glossary.

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