Volume 7 of the Kabuki-za Sayonara box sets. This one of performances that took place in January and February 2010. 12 DVDs with English commentary and English subtitles on particular performances. Comes with 152 page book with colour photos, and play synopses in English.
13th of the 16 Kabuki-za Farewell performances, the Kotobuki Hatsuharu Okabiki, took place between 2nd-26th January 2010. The plays included Musume Nanakusa, a dance, which as was traditional during the Edo period, features the Soga brothers Juro and Goro, and Kanjincho, which is probably the most popular kabuki play, with its mix of dance, comedy and a heart warming story.
Matinée; 1.Haru no Shirabe Musume Nanakusa 2. Kajiwara Heizô Homare no Ishikiri (Ishikiri Kajiwara) 3. Kanjinchô 4. Matsuura no Taiko
Evening; 1.Haru no Kotobuki 2. Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Kurumabiki) 3. Kyôganoko Musume Dôjôji 4. Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Kirare Yosa)
Actors include Ichikawa Danjûrô, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Jakuemon, Matsumoto Kôshirô, Nakamura Kanzaburô, Bandô Yajûrô and Ichikawa Somegorô.
The 14th performance, Nigatsu Okabuki, took place between 1st-25th February 2010 and includes a rare performance of the dance Tsumeo and other interesting repertoire such as the modern kabuki play Kagotsurabe and Kojo, in which all the stars of kabuki commemorate the 22nd anniversary of Nakamura Kanzaburo XVII. The cast includes Nakamura Kanzaburo and Bando Tamasburo..
Matinée; 1.Tsumeô 2. Heike Nyogo-ga-Shima (Shunkan) 3. Kôjô 4. Jiisan Baasan
Evening; 1.Tsubosaka Reigenki 2.Takatsuki 3. Kagotsurube Sato no Eizame