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June at the Kabukiza Theatre

June at the Kabukiza Theatre

Daily: Jun 3 (Thu) - Jun 28 (Mon), 2021

Part 1: 11:00 AM

Part 2: 2:10 PM

Part 3: 6:00 PM

*No performances on the 7th (Mon) and the 17th (Thu).
*The theatre will open 40 minutes before the performance starts.

[Important Notice]
●Notification of the theatre operations for the June and July performances(Jun22)
●(Updated)Notification of a cast member infected with coronavirus(May 31)
●Notification of theatre operations for the June performances at the Kabukiza Theatre and the Minamiza Theatre(May 29)

●Notice about the Kabukiza Theatre's operations from 2021
●Precautionary Measures at the Kabukiza Theatre

Time Schedule

On sale: from May 14 (Fri), 2021 10:00AM(JST)

Box Seat: 16,000 /First Class Seat: 15,000 /Second Class Seat: 11,000 /Upper Tier A : 5,000 /Upper Tier B : 3,000
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)
*Children over the age of 4 must purchase tickets to enter.

*Single Act Seats are not for sale.
*One section of the auditorium will be sold in two-seat blocks, with every third seat vacant.
*Tea will not be offered at the Box Seats. Please refrain from eating at seats as well.

Kabukiza Theatre (at TOKYO) Theatre Information

In Part 1, a play demonstrating the bombastic 'aragoto' style of acting, along with a dance by an old couple reminiscing about their past will be performed. In Part 2, you can enjoy the latter half of SAKURAHIME AZUMA BUNSHŌ which is the sequel to what was performed in April and which again features Nizaemon and Tamasaburō. In Part 3, a humorous dance piece about a doll that comes to life, as well as a brand-new kabuki production commemorating the 800th Anniversary of Saint Nichiren's birth will be performed.

Performance Time: 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

GOHIIKI KANJINCHŌ

['The Subscription Scroll of Theatre Patrons']

CAST :
Musashibō Benkei
Nakamura Shikan
Togashi no Saemon
Nakamura Ganjirō
Saitōji Sukeie
Nakamura Kikaku
Suruga no Jirō
Nakamura Kashō
Ōmi no Saburō
Ichikawa Otora
Yamashiro Shirō
Nakamura Utanosuke
Dewa Untōta
Nakamura Kichinojō
Shinjō Dontōta
Nakamura Matsue
Hitachibō Kaison
Ōtani Keizō
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Nakamura Jakuemon
STORY :

In the famous play 'Kanjinchō' (The Subscription Scroll), the wise and powerful Benkei gets his master Yoshitsune through a barrier gate by using his wits. This work, 'Gohiiki Kanjinchō', employs the very old 'aragoto' style of acting to create a leisurely and comic version of the same story. Benkei gets his master Yoshitsune through the barrier by pretending to be very weak and allowing himself to be tied up. He cries like a baby when he is tormented by the barrier guards. But when Benkei recognizes that his master is safe, he explodes with energy, displaying the bombastic 'aragoto' acting style. He breaks the ropes and pulls off the heads of the attendants, tossing them into a barrel and washing them like a bunch of potatoes.


Intermission: 15 minutes

Performance Time: 12:10 PM - 12:38 PM

YŪGAO DANA

['The Trellis of Moonflowers']

CAST :
Old Woman
Onoe Kikugorō
Young Man from the village
Bandō Minosuke
Young Woman from the village
Nakamura Yonekichi
Old Man
Ichikawa Sadanji

STORY :

This mid-20th century kabuki dance was inspired by a 'byōbu' screen painting and was first performed by Ichikawa Ennosuke II. As an elderly husband and wife sit on their veranda enjoying the summer evening breeze, they meet a young couple going to the local folk dance. The couple reminds them of their younger days and, though not quite as graceful, they perform a light-hearted dance as they reminisce about their past.

Performance Time:
2:10 PM - 3:28 PM
(Intermission: 15 minutes)
3:43 PM - 4:40 PM

SAKURAHIME AZUMA BUNSHŌ
Ge no Maki

[The latter half of 'The Scarlet Princess of Edo']

CAST :
Seigen/Tsurigane Gonsuke
Kataoka Nizaemon
Awazu no Shichirō
Nakamura Kinnosuke
Katsushika no Ojū
Kataoka Takatarō
Gunsuke, Matsuwaka's footman
Nakamura Fukunosuke
Yoshida no Matsuwaka
Kataoka Sennosuke
Nagaura, a lady-in-waiting
Kamimura Kichiya
Zangetsu, a sexton
Nakamura Karoku
Sakurahime
Bandō Tamasaburō
STORY :

Unable to give up his attachment to Sakurahime, Seigen stays at the hermitage where Zangetsu and Nagaura live, but he is murdered by them. Gonsuke is asked to settle the matter, after which he meets Sakurahime again and they marry. Struck by a lightning bolt, Seigen revives and clings to Sakurahime, but he finally dies. Sakurahime gets the nickname 'Princess Wind Chime' and becomes a popular prostitute. However, she is brought back to Gonsuke because a ghost appears by her pillow every night. She learns from the secret letter Gonsuke drops that he is the murderer of her father and her brother and ...

Performance Time: 6:00 PM - 6:32 PM

Meisaku Hidari Kogatana
KYŌNINGYŌ

['Hidari Jingorō and His Courtesan Doll']

CAST :
Hidari Jingorō
Matsumoto Hakuō
The spirit of the Courtesan Doll
Ichikawa Somegorō
Teruhei, a servant
Ōtani Hirotarō
Princess Izutsu
Nakamura Tamatarō
Kuriyama Daizō
Matsumoto Kingo
Otoku, Jingorō’s wife
Ichikawa Komazō
STORY :

This dance tells the story of Hidari Jingorō, a wood sculptor famous for carving the sleeping cat on the great gate of Nikkō Shrine. Falling in love with a beautiful courtesan, he carves a doll that looks exactly like her. The doll suddenly starts moving, as though it were alive, and Jingorō enjoys his time with the sculpture. At the end of the dance, there is a spectacular fight scene in which Jingorō is set upon by carpenters brandishing their tools.


Intermission: 20 minutes

Performance Time: 6:52 PM - 7:56 PM

NICHIREN
-Ai wo Shiru Hito-

['Saint Nichiren' -'A Priest who knows Love’]

CAST :
Renchō, later Nichiren
Ichikawa Ennosuke
Jōben, later Nisshō
Nakamura Hayato
Zennichimaru
Ichikawa Ukon
Dōzenbō
Ichikawa Juen
Odoro, a woman of low birth
Ichikawa Emisaburō
Umegiku, Nichiren’s mother
Ichikawa Emiya
Asura
Ichikawa En’ya
Dengyō Daishi Saichō
Ichikawa Monnosuke

STORY :

This play is set in the 13th century, a time of great turbulence caused by raging wars, a series of natural disasters, starvation and epidemics. In the depths of night on Mount Hiei, ascetic monks gather in front of the main temple hall. Inside, Renchō has remained confined for ten days without eating or drinking, and now his voice chanting the sutras can no longer be heard. In contrast to the other monks who are repulsed by Renchō’s uncompromising attitude, Jōben is moved by Renchō’s passion and is now concerned about him. Jōben breaks down the door to enter the hall. Please look forward to the kabuki production commemorating the 800th anniversary of Saint Nichiren’s birth. It will shine with the light of hope and bring the power of his thoughts into your hearts.