The Battles of Coxinga
*This program was first broadcast on Jun. 6, 2018
Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores "The Battles of Coxinga" by Chikamatsu Monzaemon. It's an epic tale with a Sino-Japanese hero taking up arms in China for the family his father once served.
- Aug. 14, Wed.
- 4:30 / 8:30 / 16:30 / 22:30 (UTC)
- 8/14 (水)
- 13:30 / 17:30 / 翌1:30 / 翌7:30 (JST / 日本時間)
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Kataoka Ainosuke VI 片岡 愛之助
Born in Osaka, he took the name of Kataoka Ainosuke VI in 1992. He appears in a wide variety of kabuki roles, especially in Kamigata kabuki associated with the Kataoka family as well as in new plays for kabuki. He also appears on television in many different types of programs including starring roles in popular NHK dramas.
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia
Sarah Àlainn サラ・オレイン
Born in Sydney, Australia, she is a vocalist and violinist. After graduating from the University of Sydney, she studied at Tokyo University. In 2012, she released her first album, "Celeste." Her music has also been used in popular television dramas.
Hosts for the 2016 – 2017 Seasons
Nakamura Kazutaro I 中村 壱太郎
Nakamura Kazutaro I (b. 1990) is the son of Nakamura Ganjiro IV and Japanese classical dancer Azuma Tokuho II. He is also the host of a traditional music / talk program on NHK radio.
Born and raised in Switzerland
Haruka Christine 春香 クリスティーン
I always wanted to see kabuki, but have never had the chance. So I am a beginner too! Let's go and explore the dazzling spectacle of kabuki together!