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Friday, July 4, 2003


Listen to kabuki's best lines on CD

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate and help familiarize people with kabuki, Vitor Dento Bunka Shinko Zaidan (Traditional Arts Promotion Society) has released a CD containing famous lines from kabuki plays as spoken by famous players.

The CD (VZCG-310) is entitled "Shiraza Itte Kikaseyasho (If you don't know, I'll make you listen)" This line is from the play "Bentenmusume Meono Shiranami."

The CD covers scenes from seven kabuki plays and features such actors as Onoe Kikugoro VI, Matsumoto Koshiro VII, Sawamura Gennosuke IV, Ichimura Uzaemon XV, and Nakamura Kichiemon.

The society's previous releases include a set of two CDs (VZCG-8055~56) containing the background music from "Kabuki Geza Ongaku Shusei."

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