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GloPAD ID 1005806
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Digital Object Title Kabuki tours in Russia, 1961
Component Associated Performing Art Kabuki
Component Set design
Production 1950, Japan, Renjishi
Piece Renjishi
Component Activity Date Unknown
Component Associated Location St. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music Arts
Component Represented Language Japanese
Date Object Created 1961
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Object Creation Technique Numerous hieroglyphs
Object Dimensions 54.4 x 19 x 0 cm
Object Colors / Patterns Color
Object Material Paper
Component Notes Set design for the play Renjishi at Kabuki company was donated to St.Petersburg Museum during tours of the company in 1961. Dance title Renjishi Author Kawatake Mokuami (lyrics) Hanayagi Jusuke I (choreography) Kineya Shôjirô III / Kineya Katsusaburô II (music) History The dance "Renjishi" was staged for the first time in 1861, starring the dance master Hanayagi Jusuke I and his son Hanayagi Yoshijirô. The music was written by Kineya Katsusaburô II and his piece was called "Katsusaburô Renjishi". The first performance of this dance with Kabuki actors occured in July 1872 at the Murayamaza, starring Bandô Hikosaburô V and Sawamura Tosshô II in the roles of the shishi parent and cub. The music piece for this performance was not "Katsusaburô Renjishi", but a new piece written by Kineya Shôjirô III and called "Shôjirô Renjishi".
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Credit Line Courtesy of St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music; all rights reserved.
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