There is way too much to keep up with in kabuki news. Though I subscribe to feeds from http://www.kabuki-bito.jp/ (the official Shôchiku Kabuki website) and the Asahi Shimbun’s culture section, more often than not I just skim the headlines and skip over them. If I read even a fraction of what’s published all the time it would take up a significant amount of my day … hell, keeping up with things online already devours a significant portion of my day every day.
As a result, I don’t follow things quite so closely as I might like. Or to put it another way, I’m not as knowledgeable about what’s going on in kabuki currently as I might like. I wasn’t even aware these two were married.
But, getting to the point, the Asahi Shimbun reports today that Nakamura Kantarô (29; son of Nakamura Kanzaburô, star of the recent movie “Zen“) and his wife Maeda Ai (27; actress; Battle Royale II & Kino’s Journey) have had their first child. The boy was born on Feb 22 (today!).
Congratulations to the happy couple! Looking forward to the little one’s stage debut!
UPDATE: On a related note, it’s just been announced that Kobayashi Mao, wife of Ichikawa Ebizô, is five months pregnant with their first child, and due in July! Congratulations to them as well!