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Kabukiza TheatreJune 5 ,2019

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

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In the Matinee you can enjoy two impressive plays, a 'jidaimono' history play and a 'sewamono' play which depicts the lives of ordinary people in the Edo era. You can also see two dances, the first a lively performance featuring a pair of Sanbasō characters, and the next an impressive showpiece for three 'onnagata' female role specialists.
In the Evening Show a brand-new kabuki play by Mitani Kōki, a representative playwright and director in contemporary Japan, will be performed. Please look forward to seeing how a popular manga will be adapted for kabuki.

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

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▲From left, Matsumoto Kōshirō, Onoe Matsuya
in 'KOTOBUKI SHIKI SANBASŌ'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Kotarō, Nakamura Kaishun,
Nakamura Jakuemon
in 'ONNA KURUMABIKI'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Yonekichi, Nakamura Karoku
Nakamura Kichiemon
in 'KAJIWARA HEIZŌ HOMARE NO ISHIKIRI'.

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▲From left, Kataoka Nizaemon, Kataoka Takatarō
in 'KOI BIKYAKU YAMATO ŌRAI'.

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▲From left, Matsumoto Kōshirō, Bandō Yajūrō, Matsumoto Hakuō, Matsumoto Kingo, Ichikawa Kōtarō, Nakamura Tanenosuke,
Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ōtani Hirotarō, Ichikawa Somegorō
in 'TSUKIAKARI MEZASU FURUSATO'.

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▲From the upper left, Matsumoto Kōshirō, Ichiakwa Somegorō, from the middle left, Ichikawa Omezō, Ichikawa Ennosuke, from the lower left, Bandō Yajūrō, Kataoka Ainosuke
in 'TSUKIAKARI MEZASU FURUSATO'.


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