PAUL BINNIE 

 1994



JANUARY

                 
Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII (市川団十郎; 市川團十郎) as
Akushichiby˘e Kagekiyo (悪七兵衛景清)

Play: Kagekiyo (景清)
[ďich˘ Sakae Kagekiyo (大銀杏榮景清)]
Performance Place: Kokuritsu Gekij˘, Tokyo
Performance Date: 01/03/94
Print Date: 04-05/94
Print Title: Kagekiyo (景清)
Medium: Kappazuri print
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#64/80)
 

 
APRIL



Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX (松本幸四郎)   
as Musashib˘ Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶)

Play: Kanjinch˘ (勧進帳)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 04/02/94
Print Date: 09-10/1994
Print Title: Kanjinch˘ Benkei (勧進帳弁慶)
Medium: Kappazuri print
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#6/80)
       

                                  
                 Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII (市川団十郎; 市川團十郎) as
`                Kumedera Danj˘ (粂寺弾正)

                 Play: Kenuki (毛抜), Act III of Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura
                 (雷神不動北山櫻) [Act II in modern productions]
                 Performance Place: ?
                 Performance Date: ?
                 Print Date: 04/1994
                 Print Title: Kenuki (毛抜)
                 Medium: Kappazuri print
                 Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
                 Personal Collection (#10/80)
                
                 Note: This print would seem to have been based on a special gala
                 performance or a prior broadcast recording of Danjűr˘ XII's
                 performance.  Danjűr˘ XII's last regular performance as
                 Kumedera Danj˘ prior to the creation of this print that I could
                 find was at the Minami-za, Kyoto, in October 1992 before Binnie
                 arrived in Tokyo.  Danjűr˘ XII also performed the role at the
                 Kokuritsu Gekijō, Tokyo, in June 1991 and at the Kabuki-za,
                 Tokyo, in September 1990 and, as Ichikawa Ebiz˘ X, at the
                 Kokuritsu Gekijō, Tokyo, in June 1982 and July 1973.


 
JUNE

                 
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX (松本幸四郎) as Narukami (鳴神)

Play: Act IV of Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura
(雷神不動北山櫻) [Act III, Scene 3 in modern
productions]
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 06/02/94
Print Date: 06/1994
Print Title: Narukami (鳴神)
Medium: Kappazuri print
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#17/80)
 


JULY


Ichikawa Danshir˘ IV (市川段四郎) as Benkei (弁慶)

Play: Gohiki Kanjinch˘ (御摂勧進帳)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 07/03/94
Print Date: 06/1996
Print Title: Danshir˘ - Benkei (段四郎 - 弁慶)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#17/100)


                 
                  Ichikawa Danshir˘ IV (市川段四郎) as Benkei (弁慶)

                  Play: Gohiki Kanjinch˘ (御摂勧進帳)
                  Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
                  Performance Date: 07/03/94
                  Print Date: 06/1996
                  Print Title: Danshir˘ - Benkei (段四郎 - 弁慶)
                  Image courtesy of Sarugallery.com
                 
                  Note: Test proof
 
 


    
Band˘ Tamasabur˘ V (坂東玉三郎) as Agemaki (揚巻)
 
Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura (助六由縁江戸桜)
Performance Place: ?
Performance Date: ?
Print Date: 07/1994
Print Title: Agemaki (揚巻)
Medium: Kappazuri print
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#16/20)

Note: This print would seem to have been based on a special gala
performance or a prior broadcast recording of Tamasabur˘ V's
performance.  Tamasabur˘ V's last regular performance as Agemaki
prior to the creation of this print that I could find was at the Kabuki-
za, Tokyo, in March 1991.  He also previously performed the role at
the Kabuki-za in March 1983 and January 1988.


                    
                Band˘ Tamasabur˘ V (坂東玉三郎) as Agemaki (揚巻)

                Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura (助六由縁江戸桜)
                Performance Place: ?
                Performance Date: ?
                Print Date: 07/1994
                Print Title: Agemaki (揚巻)
                Medium: Kappazuri fan print
                Personal Collection

                Note: This print would seem to have been based on a special gala
                performance or a prior broadcast recording of Tamasabur˘ V's
                performance.  Tamasabur˘ V's last regular performance as Agemaki
                prior to the creation of this print that I could find was at the Kabuki-
                za, Tokyo, in March 1991.  He also previously performed the role at
                the Kabuki-za in March 1983 and January 1988.  The print was
                mounted on this fan sometime in the mid-1990s.

 

  





 SEPTEMBER


Nakamura Ganjir˘ III (中村鴈治郎) as
Tenmaya Ohatsu (天満屋お初)

Play: Sonezaki Shinjű (曽根崎心中)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 09/02/1994
Print Date: 09/1996
Print Title: Ganjir˘ - Sonezaki Shinjű (鴈治郎 - 曽根崎心中)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#18/100)


                 
                  Nakamura Ganjir˘ III (中村鴈治郎) as
                  Tenmaya Ohatsu (天満屋お初)

                  Play: Sonezaki Shinjű (曽根崎心中)
                  Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
                  Performance Date: 09/02/94
                  Print Date: 09/1996
                  Print Title: Ganjir˘ - Sonezaki Shinjű (鴈治郎 - 曽根崎心中)
                  Image courtesy of Sarugallery.com
                 
                  Note: Test proof I
 

                 
                  Nakamura Ganjir˘ III (中村鴈治郎) as
                  Tenmaya Ohatsu (天満屋お初)

                  Play: Sonezaki Shinjű (曽根崎心中)
                  Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
                  Performance Date: 09/02/94
                  Print Date: 09/1996
                  Print Title: Ganjir˘ - Sonezaki Shinjű (鴈治郎 - 曽根崎心中)
                  Personal Collection
                 
                  Note: Test proof II


Nakamura Shikan VII (中村芝翫) as Ohatsu (お初)

Play: Kagamiyama Koky˘ no Nishikie
(加賀見山旧錦絵; 鏡山旧錦絵; 鏡山旧錦繪)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo   
Performance Date: 09/02/94
Print Date: 06/1997
Print Title: Shikan - Ohatsu (芝翫 - お初)
Personal Collection (#5/100)

                
                 Nakamura Shikan VII (中村芝翫) as Ohatsu (お初)

                 Play: Kagamiyama Koky˘ no Nishikie
                 (加賀見山旧錦絵; 鏡山旧錦絵; 鏡山旧錦繪)
                 Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
                 Performance Date: 09/02/94
                 Print Date: 06/1997
                 Print Title: Shikan - Ohatsu (芝翫 - お初)
                 Personal Collection

                 Note: Color test print
 

                                 
                Nakamura Shikan VII (中村芝翫) as Ohatsu (お初)

                Play: Kagamiyama Onna Teiken
                Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo  
                Performance Date: 09/02/94
                Print Date: 03/2008
                Print Title: Narikomaya no Mudagaki (成駒屋のむだ書)
                Medium: color woodblock (background and keyblock
                outline) with kappazuri coloring
                Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
                Personal Collection (#7/35)




NOVEMBER  

 


Onoe Baik˘ VII (尾上梅幸) as the Snake Spirit
[Shirabyōshi Hanako (白拍子花子)]

Play: Unknown D˘j˘jimono play
Performance Place: ?
Performance Date: ?
Print Date: 11/1994
Print Title: Onoe Baik˘ D˘j˘ji (尾上梅幸 道成寺)
Medium: Kappazuri print
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#33/35)
 
Note: Baik˘ VII's only known appearances in this role during
Binnie's time in Japan were in Meoto D˘j˘ji (男女道成寺) at
the Misono-za in Nagoya in October 1993 and in Kyōganoko
Musume Sannin D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘三人道成寺) at the Kabuki-za
in  Tokyo in November 1992 (with fellow Otowaya Guiild
members Onoe Kikugor˘ VII and Onoe Ushinosuke VI). 
However,  Baik˘ VII performed the role of Hanako many
times since the early 1950s, and this print is likely based
on a broadcast recording of one of those earlier performances.
 





           
            Onoe Baik˘ VII (尾上梅幸) as the Snake Spirit
            [Shirabyōshi Hanako (白拍子花子)]

            Play: Unknown D˘j˘jimono play
            Performance Place: ?
            Performance Date: ?
            Print Date: 1994
            Print Title: Onoe Baik˘ D˘j˘ji (尾上梅幸 道成寺)
            Medium: Kappazuri print
            Personal Collection (#19/20)

            Note: This is a cut down version of the1994
            fan print of  Baik˘ VII as the Snake Spirit.  See
            the note for that print for further performance
            information. 





DECEMBER


                 
Band˘ Tamasabur˘ V (坂東玉三郎) as
Shirabyōshi Hanako (白拍子花子)

Play: Kyōganoko Musume D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘道成寺)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 12/02/94
Print Date: 09/1995
Print Title: Musume D˘j˘ji (娘道成寺)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#7/~45)

Note: A version (less than 20) was also printed in
aniline colors.
 
 
 
 
 

   

                 
Band˘ Tamasabur˘ V (坂東玉三郎) as
Shirabyōshi Hanako (白拍子花子)

Play: Kyōganoko Musume D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘道成寺)
Performance Place: Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Performance Date: 12/02/94
Print Date: 09-10/1996
Print Title: Doj˘ji b˘shi odori (道成寺帽子踊り)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#22/50)