The January program at the Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre has begun!
The New Year performances feature the troupe led by star actor Ichikawa Ebizō, who will succeed to the name of Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII in May.
The Matinee begins with 'Kinkakuji' in which a princess dressed in a beautiful kimono and a sparkling tiara must struggle for her life in a magnificent setting. This is followed by a play by a famous Edo Period playwright that has remained very popular until today. The Matinee ends with a noteworthy new production, 'Ninja Kabuki' by one of the most famous creators of Japanese pop-culture. The Evening Show begins with 'Megumi no Kenka', in which the life of commoners in Edo, their dashing manners and speech, as well as fight scenes characteristic of kabuki are portrayed. The Evening Show ends with a dance of great scenic beauty.