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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Kichirei Kaomise Kogyo
In the Edo Period, Kaomise Kogyo was held from the 1st day of the 11th month to the middle of 12th month in the lunar calendar. Kabuki actors in those days signed a exclusivity contract with a theatre. The contract period was 1 year from the 1st day of the 11th month.
Sakata Tojuro I(1647–1709) was one of the founders of the Kamigata (Kansai) kabuki. Although Chikamatsu Monzaemon was a playwright belonging to a bunraku company, he was charmed by Tojuro's talent and wrote kabuki scripts for Tojuro. He returned to the bunraku company after Tojuro retired.
His father, Ichikawa Danjuro XII(十二代目 市川 團十郞) apologized the staffs and co-stars for causing them so much trouble as the head of the Ichikawa family.
We associate a confection with Uiro, but it was the name of a medicine originally. Even now, Uiro family in Odawara sells both a medicine and a confection named Uiro. Uiro is a family name.
Many people think of Uiro as the confection that is a bar of steamed cake made of rice flour and sugar and is a specialty of Nagoya. You can also give shape to Uiro.
confections using flat-rolled Uiro.