Genroku chushingura (元禄忠臣蔵)

Genroku chushingura is a program of Kabuki, and is a Shin-kabuki (new Kabuki) written by Seika MAYAMA. After part of the program, 'Oishi's last day', was first performed at the Kabuki Theater in February, 1934, a total of ten acts were produced. In 1941 it became a movie by Director Kenji MIZOGUCHI and actors in the Zenshinza theatrical company. At present, it is in two volumes of the paperback books published by Iwanami, and the complete works of Seika MAYAMA is published by Kodansha.

Play structure

Act 1 'The attack in Edo Castle' (first performed at the Tokyo Theater in January, 1936)

Act 2 'The Second messenger' (first performed at the Tokyo Theater in January)

Act 3 'The Final conference' (first performed at the Tokyo Theater in April, 1935)

Act 4 'Fushimi shumoku-machi'

Act 5 'Ohama-goten Tsunatoyokyo' (Lord Tokugawa Tsunatoyo) (first performed at the Tokyo Theater in January, 1940)

Act 6 'The parting in the snow at Nanbuzaka' (first performed at the Kabuki Theater in 1938)

Act 7 'The back gate of Kira's mansion'

Act 8 'Sengaku-ji Temple' (first performed in November, 1941)

Act 9 'The judgment at the mansion of Lord Sengoku'

Act 10 'Oishi's last day' (first performed at the Kabuki Theater in February, 1934)