Possibility of Analysis of "Big Data" of Kabuki Play in 19th Century Using the Mathematical Model of Hit Phenomena

  • Yasuko Kawahata
  • Etsuo Genda
  • Akira Ishii
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8253)


Kabuki was a popular entertainment in the Edo period in the 19th century from the 17th century. Kabuki in the Edo period was different from standing position as a traditional performing arts in modern. Methods of mathematical models in Nowadays has been selected topics in SNS through the Internet, they do not exist in the Edo period. In order to perform the calculation and measurement of popular artists of the Edo period, we were subject to publication of the paper medium is the only media at the time (Ukiyoe, poem, haiku,book) to there. With this approach, the study of past popular actor, with respect to the reputation of masterpiece can be also from the perspective of current.


Hit phenomena Stochastic process Kabuki Senryu Ukiyo-e 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuko Kawahata
    • 1
  • Etsuo Genda
    • 1
  • Akira Ishii
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Contents and Creative Design, Graduate School of DesignKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics and PhysicsTottori UniversityKoyamaJapan

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