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Kabukiza TheatreOctober 4 ,2019

The October program at the Kabukiza Theatre has begun!

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You can see a variety of genres of kabuki in October at the Kabukiza Theatre. In the Matinee there will be a masterpiece of the 'sewamono' genre (plays that depict the lives of ordinary people during the Edo Period) called "Edo Sodachi Omatsuri Sashichi", along with a play showing the antique and bombastic 'aragoto' style of acting, plus two dances. In the Evening Show, you can see another 'sewamono' play called "Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami," a major work by Kawatake Mokuami who wrote many plays about bandits. The full-length performance will be performed for the first time in fifteen years at this theatre. The Evening Show will conclude with a dance performance by Bandō Tamasaburō, adapted from a masterpiece of the Nō Theatre.

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▲From left, Nakamura Baishi, Nakamura Senjaku,
Bandō Minosuke in 'KURUWA SANBASŌ'.

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▲From left, Onoe Shōroku, Kataoka Ainosuke, Bandō Hikosaburō in 'GOHIIKI KANJINCHŌ' .

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▲From left, Kataoka Ainosuke, Ichikawa Udanji
in 'KUMO NO ITO AZUSA NO YUMIHARI'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Tokizō, Onoe Kikugorō
in 'EDOSODACHI OMATSURI SASHICHI'.

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▲From left, Onoe Matsuya, Onoe Shōroku, Kataoka Ainosuke
(on even-numbered days) in 'SANNIN KICHISA TOMOE NO SHIRANAMI'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Baishi, Onoe Shōroku, Kataoka Ainosuke
(on odd-numbered days)in 'SANNIN KICHISA TOMOE NO SHIRANAMI'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Kotarō, Bandō Tamasaburō
in 'FUTARI SHIZUKA'.


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