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Spring and New Year Kabuki in Tōkyō – Part Two National Theatre of Japan and Asakusa Kōkaidō

February 11, 2017 Leave a comment

The second and final part of a selection of Kabuki plays in review!

kabuki-postersApart from the performances at the Shinbashi Enbujo and the Kabukiza there were two other theatres also putting on New Year-Spring performances.

A Tōshi Kyōgen was performed at the National Theatre of Japan and there were two, matinee and evening, Shinshun Read more…

Review: Spring and New Year Kabuki in Tōkyō – Part One Shinbashi Enbujo and the Kabukiza

February 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Plays in Review: Futago Sumidagawa, Genpei Nunobiki no Taki – Yoshikata Saigo, Shikorobiki, Shōgun Edo wo Saru, Otsu-e Dōjōji, Igagoe Dochu Sugoroku – Numazu, Matsuura no Taiko

otsu-e-dojoji-goro-ya-no-ne-ichikawa-somegoro-resizeThis year, 2017, to mark the New Year and Spring in Tōkyō seven Kabuki shows were scheduled during January. Matinee and evening performances at the Shinbashi Enbujo, the Kabukiza and the Asakusa Kōkaidō Public Hall, and a Tōshi Kyōgen, full length play, at the National Theatre of Japan.

There were two Tōshi Kyōgen included in the New Year/Spring Read more…

Meiji Era Kabuki: Three Shintomiza Tsuji Banzuke Part Two – 1899

June 26, 2012 7 comments

Second in a three-part series by Kabuki collector and researcher Trevor Skingle!

Having adopted the Western calendar in 1873 the turn of the century was on the horizon in Japan. Many changes had taken place in the previous century, not least some pivotal ones for Kabuki.

In 1872, with the ending of the Tokugawa prohibitions on the location of the Kabuki Theatres, following the lead of Morita Kanya XII (the owner of the Shintomiza) the Kabuki theatres had Read more…

Meiji Era Kabuki: Three Shintomiza Tsuji Banzuke Part One – 1891

June 23, 2012 11 comments

First in a three-part series by Kabuki collector and researcher Trevor Skingle!

After completing my research on a 1922 Shintomiza Kabuki theatre face pressing or oshiguma I bought three Kabuki playbills or tsuji banzuke advertising performance runs at the Shintomiza.

Initially located in the Pleasure Quarter of Saruwaka-cho the Shintomiza, originally called the Moritaza, was one of the three major Kabuki theatres or Edosanza of Tokyo. It was Read more…