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日本俳優協会

Overview
Works: 61 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 897 library holdings
Genres: Filmed kabuki plays  Drama  Documentary films  History  Filmed plays  Nonfiction films  Biography  Kabuki plays  Historical films  Filmed dance 
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Most widely held works by 日本俳優協会
Kanjinchō( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of a kabuki play set in the 12th century, an age of civil war, when two military clans battle for political supremacy
Hanabusa shūjaku jishi ; Sumidagawa = [Shūjaku lion dance ; Sumida River]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanabusa shūjaku jishi: Shows a courtesan performing a classic lion dance. The lion invades her spirit and she dances in a frenzy to escape
Yamato Takeru( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the legend of the second century warrior hero who conquered the southern islands, expanding the territory of Japan for the Imperial Government
Sugawara denju tenarai kagami( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final act of Sugawara denju tenarai kagami = Sugawara's secrets of calligraphy is one of the great tragic scenes in all Kabuki in which Matsuōmaru and his wife Chiyo sacrifice their own child so that the son of their Lord Michizane may live
Shiranami gonin otoko : Aoto-zōshi hana no nishikie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the notorious bandit Benten Kozō and his cohorts, a sinister and menacing group who live outside the law but who nevertheless abide by their own code of honor
Ise ondo koi no netaba : Nohara jizōmae no ba kara Aburaya okuniwa no ba made( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an actual multiple murder in the Aburaya Tea House, this play is one of the most popular in the Kabuki repertoire, combining action, intrigue and murder. This play is a staple of summer Kabuki performances in the belief that the audience will be cooled as they shiver with fear through the horrific killing scene
Koibikyaku Yamato ōrai. [The courier for Hell. Breaking the seal]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courier Chūbei, tormented by love for the courtesan Umegawa, cannot resist the temptation to break open a packet of money he is carrying for a customer
Kumo ni magō Ueno no hatsuhana : Kōchiyama( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Kōchiyama, a notorious gambler and extortionist who masquerades as a Buddhist Priest
Honchō nijūshikō. Heike monogatari, Kenrei Mon'in = [Japan's twenty-four paragons of filial piety. The ten types of incense ; The tale of the Heike, Kenrei Mon'in]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jusshukō: Set in the 16th century, this play depicts and power struggle between two warlords feuding over a sacred helmet
Togitatsu no utare : Noda-ban( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First staged in 1925, this version has been updated by noted director Noda Hideki. A comic drama, inspired by a real life event from 1827, this piece takes the age-old theme of samurai honor and revenge presenting it in a refreshingly modern light with touches of irony
Ippon gatana dohyō iri = [The wrestling ring and the sword]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play from the 1930s featuring characters from the underworld: gangsters, thieves and prostitutes. The sumo wrestler Mohei, finding himself penniless, is helped by the waitress Otsuta. Years later he revisits her tea house and is able to return her kindness
Dannoura kabuto gunki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the late 12th century and civil war rages between two military clans, the Heike and the Genji. Since their recent victories in battle, the Genji now have the upper hand and in order to consolidate their position they are searching out and destroying all remaining Heike warriors. One of the greatest is the Heike commanders, Kagekiyo. Kagekiyo's whereabouts are a mystery but, believing that his lover is bound to know, the Genji forces have captured the courtesan Akoya and will subject her to torture if she does not divulge this information. -- leaflet
Kabuki no butai gijutsu to gijutsushatachi( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fujimusume ; Yasuna ; Sagimusume = [The wisteria maiden ; Yasuna ; The heron maiden]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three great dances of Kabuki performed by onnagata performers. Fujimusume s a dance of unrequited love; the wisteria maiden recalls the promises of an unfaithful lover. Yasuna is a court astrologer who goes mad with grief after his betrothed commits suicide when caught up in a court intrigue. Sagimusume is also a story of unrequited love; the heron is transformed into a maiden who remembers her tragically unfulfilled longings through dance
Dattan : Nigatsudō hihō( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninin-Wankyū = The two Wankyus: One of the oldest dances in the Kabuki repertoire; recounts the story of Wanya Kyūbei, the son of a rich merchant who fell in love with the courtesan Matsuyama. He squanders such huge amounts of money on his visits to the courtesan that his parents finally place him under house arrest. He escapes and wanders the streets penniless, eventually drowning in the Aji River
Kenuki, Narukami( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full play Narukami Fudō Kitayama Zakura consisted of 5 acts, and Kenuki and Narukami are two of those acts, usually performed independently of each other. They are jidaimono and comprise 2 of the Kabuki Jūhachiban, associated with the Danjūrō line of actors. Narukami is set in the 9th century during the reign of the boy emperor Yōzei. The great priest Narukami has imprisoned all the dragons that cause rain to fall, because he feels betrayed by a promise that the young emperor has broken. The land is in a severe drought and the emperor sends a beautiful courtwoman to seduce Narukami and release the dragons. Kenuki is a play about power, politics, revenge, and drought
Tokaiya, Daimotsu no Ura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents Tokai-ya and Daimotsu no Ura; from the second act of Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, originally one of the great masterpieces of the Bunraku Puppet Theatre. The scene ends with a powerful sequence in which warrior Tomomori, tied to huge anchor, throws himself into the sea
Kabuki no iki( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yakko Dōjōji ; Kisen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yakko Dōjōji: "Based on the legend of Dōjōji, a famous temple in Wakayama Prefecture, the dance Musume Dōjōji told of the maiden Kiyohime who, believeing herself promised in marriage to a travelling priest, pursued him to that temple where he hid under the large bronze bell. At this, her bitterness and anger transformed her into a fiery serpent which coiled around the bell, destroying both it and the unfortunate priest beneath"--Leaflet
Shinjū Kamiya Jihei( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1720. The curtain opens on the Kawashō teahouse in the Kita Shinchi pleasure quarters of Osaka. At such establishments customers could hire the services of courtesans and one girl in particular, named Koharu, is the subject of much gossip. Despite having a loving wife and two children, the paper merchant Jihē has fallen in love with her and has spent so much money on visiting her that his business faces fanancial ruin. Jihē's rival, the wealthy merchant Tahē, however, has made arrangements to redeem Koharu's contract so that she can be his wife. Now desperate, Jihē and Koharu have agreed to commit suicide together"--Leaflet
 
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Alternative Names
Japan Actors' Association

Japan Stage Players Association

Nihon Haiyu Kyokai

ニホン ハイユウ キョウカイ

日本俳優協会

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