Kabuki Woogie is devoted to a variety of kabuki-related subjects. It began with a series of essays, including photos and videos, of a research trip to Japan in 2010, subsequently added my 25-chapter history of the first Kabuki-za, and then began a series on Japanese books about kabuki from my collection. It will soon add occasional essays by guest contributors based on papers they delivered at conferences and symposiums. One can poke around in its archives to find all of these past posts.
This is a photographic tribute volume, edited by Rikura Kōichi, and published in 1961, devoted to the life and career of Nakamura Tokizō III (1895-1959), one of the great onnagata and -nimaime actors of the mid-20th century. Almost every photo—both in performance and from his private life, is in b/w format, and the essays are both biographical and celebratory. A career chronology is provided, as usual.
|Cover box for Nakamura Tokizō.|
|Cover for Nakamura Tokizō.|
|Publication page for Nakamura Tokizō.|
|Table of contents page.|
|Nakamura Tokizō III in his dressing room.|
|Nakamura Tokizō III (r.) in a dressing room with Nakamura Kichiemon I and Nakamura Kanzaburō XVII.|
|Nakamura Tokizō III as Chiyo and Onoe Kikugorō VI as Matsuō in Terakoya.|
|Matsumoto Hakuō I (Matsumoto Kōshirō VIII) as Yuranosuke and Nakamura Tokizō III as Enya Hangan in Chūshingura.|
|Nakamura Tokizō III as Tonase and Tokizō IV as Konami in Chūshingura|