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Shochiku earns earns record amount on Kabuki

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This article was updated on August 2, 2005.

Traditional Kabuki theater is proving a winner for Shochiku, the Japanese entertainment giant better known for its film and exhibition operations.

The “18th Kanzaburo Nakamura Name-Taking Ceremony” has become the group’s highest-grossing theater show in its record-breaking March 3-May 27 run at the Kabuki-za venue.

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