Group of Four Kabuki Programmes in English Early and scarce
[Japan] Likely some of the earliest kabuki programmes ever printed in English. Epitome of the Plays performed by Danjuro, Kikugoro and their troupes at the Kabukiza Theatre. November 1901, March-April 1902, November 1902, and March 1903. The plays performed include: Meiboku Sendai Hagi, Saga no Aki, Shochikubai Yushima no Kakegaku, Zoho Momoyama Monogatari, Hanabusajishi, Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami, Satomi Hakken Den, Chushin Kanagaki Koshaku, Takatoki, Yenoshima Sodachi Neoi no Chigogiku, Setsugekka Mitsugumi Sakazuki, Kiyomasa Seichu Roku, Taimen, A Higo Samurai and a Yedo Singer, and Toriawase Otokomai.
Kojimachi [Tokyo]. Edited and published by Kimura Matsujiro. 1901-1903.
Nov. 1901 - 4pp. Mar.-Apr.1902 - 4pp. Nov. 1902 - 8pp. Mar. 1903 - 8pp. Each approx. 28 x 20.5cm.
In very good condition. Some wear, minor chips, darkening, and short closed tears at edges. Single, light fold across centre. nb30090077