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Kabukiza TheatreMarch 6 ,2019

The March program at the Kabukiza Theatre (Tokyo) has begun!

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This month, the matinee begins with a parody of the popular play 'Narukami', followed by a dance, and then a 'sewamono', a category of plays portraying the lives of ordinary people in the Edo period (1603-1868). The 'sewamono' play includes a very rarely performed scene. In the Evening Show a masterpiece of the 'history play' genre is performed, after which will be a popular 'sewamono' play that casts two star actors each for three main roles, and a dance. It is a perfect opportunity to enjoy kabuki in spring in Tokyo.

Please see the pictures of the performances below and catch a glimpse of the show!!

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▲From left, Nakamura Ganjirō, Kataoka Takatarō
in 'ONNA NARUKAMI'.

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▲Matsumoto Kōshirō
in 'KAIRAISHI'.

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▲From left, Ichikawa En'ya, Matsumoto Kōshirō
in 'Takashima Yakata' from 'KEISEI HANGONKŌ'.

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▲From left, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Matsumoto Hakuō,
Ichikawa Monnosuke, Bandō Yajūrō
in 'Tosa no Shōgen Kankyo' from 'KEISEI HANGONKŌ'.

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▲From left, Ichikawa Sadanji, Kataoka Nizaemon,
Nakamura Kantarō, Nakamura Jakuemon, Kataoka Takatarō,
Kataoka Hidetarō in 'MORITSUNA JIN'YA'.

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▲Ichikawa Ennosuke
in 'KAMINARI SENDŌ' (on odd-numbered days).

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▲From left, Matsumoto Kōshirō, Nakamura Takanosuke
in 'KAMINARI SENDŌ' (on even-numbered days).

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▲From left, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Emiya, Nakamura Kikaku, Matsumoto Kōshirō, Matsumoto Hakuō
in 'BENTEN MUSUME MEO NO SHIRANAMI' (on odd-numbered days).

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▲From left, Matsumoto Hakuō, Matsumoto Kōshirō,
Ichikawa Emiya, Nakamura Kikaku,Ichikawa Ennosuke
in 'BENTEN MUSUME MEO NO SHIRANAMI' (on even-numbered days).


*Pictures will be taken down after the last day of the performances.