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[Osaka/Osaka Shochikuza Theatre] DOTONBORI "NIRAMI" event to commemorate Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII, Hakuen's succession to his name will be held!

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The Osaka Shochikuza Theatre will hold the October Grand Kabuki in October. This performance will be the final one in the series of name succession shows that have been held over the two years since the Kabukiza Theatre performance in 2022! This time, to greet the people of Osaka and pray for the su...

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From Thursday, October 10th to Saturday, October 26th, the Osaka Shochikuza Theatre will be hosting the "October Grand Kabuki" performances, where Ichikawa Ebizo will take on the name of Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII, Hakuen, , and Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII will make his debut as the actor. Prior to this performance, which will be the final performance of the name-taking performances that have been held over the past two years since the Kabukiza Theatre performances in 2022, and as an event to mark the end of the 100th anniversary of the Osaka Shochikuza Theatre, which opened in May 1923, Danjūrō will perform a speech and the Naritaya family art "NIRAMI" from a stage on a boat in Dotonbori near the Osaka Shochikuza Theatre to greet the people of Osaka and pray for the success of the performances.

Please enjoy the special Kabuki ritual of "NIRAMI" that is only permitted for the Ichikawa family!

Osaka Shochikuza Theatre Event for the name succession of Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII DOTONBORI NIRAMI  <br>
Osaka Shochikuza Theatre Event for the name succession of Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII DOTONBORI NIRAMI  

Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII (Naritaya)

The stage name of Ichikawa Danjūrō has been passed down since the Edo period. For generations, actors who have borne that name have played a central role in Edo Kabuki and made a great contribution to the history of Kabuki. In November 2022, Ichikawa Ebizo XI (at the time) took on the stage name of Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII, and the stage name of Danjūrō was revived for the first time in nine years.

What is "glaring"?

"NIRAMI" is a special Kabuki ritual permitted only by the Ichikawa family, and it is said that by witnessing the "NIRAMI," evil spirits will be warded off and you will be able to spend the year free from illness and good health.

Event Overview

Osaka Shochikuza Theatre Event for the name succession of Ichikawa Danjūrō XIII DOTONBORI NIRAMI  

[Date] Thursday, May 30, 2024, 13:00~ (approx. 15 minutes)

[Location] Tonbori River Walk, East side of Ebisubashi Bridge (1-chome, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka)

[Inquiries] Osaka Shochikuza Theatre (main number) 06-6214-2211 (10:00-18:00)

*If it rains, the event will be postponed to Friday, May 31st at 1:00 PM. However, there is a possibility that the event will be held even if it rains lightly.

*When viewing the event, please follow the instructions of security guards and other attendants so as not to interfere with the passage of other members of the public.

*The event time may change depending on the weather or other circumstances.

Osaka Shochikuza Theatre October Performance Details

[Dates] Thursday, October 10th to Saturday, October 26th, 2024 *Closed on Tuesday, October 15th and Monday, October 21st

[Venue] Osaka Shochikuza  Theatre (1-9-19 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka)

More details here (Japanese)

More details here (English version)



 "October Grand Kabuki"

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