|JITSUKAWA ENJAKU III|
Real name: Amaboshi Sh˘z˘
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Sh˘gan
Existence: 3 January 1921 ~ 14 May 1991
Grandfather: Jitsukawa Enjaku I
Father: Jitsukawa Enjaku II
Brother: Jitsukawa Ennosuke III
Disciples: Jitsukawa Enr˘ II, Jitsukawa Jakunosuke, Jitsukawa Enju
Family map: the Jitsukawa Clan
January 1927: he made his first stage appearance in ďsaka at the Naniwaza.
19 December 1937: his younger brother Jitsukawa Ennosuke III died at the age of 16.
October 1947: Enjir˘ played for the first time the role of the sanbas˘ in the dance "Ayatsuri Sanbas˘", which was staged at the Misonoza (Nagoya); his stage partners were Nakamura Ganjir˘ II (Okina) and Nakamura Senjaku II (Senzai).
22 February 1951: his father Jitsukawa Enjaku II died.
April 1954: revival (the 1st since the end of WW2) at the Nakaza of Katsu Genz˘ III's drama "Ogasawara S˘d˘"; Enjir˘ played the roles of Ogasawara Haito, the yakko Kikuhei (in reality the fox of Mt. My˘jin) and Koheiji [casting].
September 1958: Enjir˘ made a great performance at the Nakaza (ďsaka), playing the roles of Kumagai Naozane, Issun Tokubŕ and Kawachiya Yohŕ in the dramas "Kumagai Jin'ya", "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" and "Abura no Jigoku".
June 1959: Enjir˘ played at the Minamiza the role of Gofukuya Jűbŕ in the "Numazu" scene of the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku"; his stage partners were Kataoka Nizaemon XIII (Heisaku) and ďtani Tomoemon VII (Oyone). The play was performed with the same casting in July in Nagoya at the Misonoza.
September 1963: Enjaku celebrated his shűmei at the ďsaka Shinkabukiza, playing the roles of Ishikawa Goemon and Kameya Chűbŕ in the dramas "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri" and "Fűin Giri". Ishikawa Goemon was the most famous role of his late father Jitsukawa Enjaku II.
December 1963: Enjaku played for the first time the role of Heisaku in the "Numazu" scene of the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku", which was staged at the Kabukiza; his stage partners were Morita Kan'ya XIV (Gofukuya Jűbŕ) and ďtani Tomoemon VII (Oyone).
January 1965: premiere at the Nakaza of the spectacular hengemono "ďtsue D˘j˘ji"; Enjaku played the roles of the wisteria maiden, a falcon-handler, a zat˘, a boatman and the ˘tsue demon [more details].
January 1971: Enjaku played at the Kabukiza the role of the villain Matsunaga Daizen in the jidaimono "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki"; his stage partners were Nakamura Shikan VII (Princess Yuki) and Morita Kan'ya XIV (T˘kichi).
June 1972: tour in Europe.
June 1985: Enjaku played for the last time the role of Kameya Chűbŕ in the drama "Fűin Giri", which was staged at the Nakaza (ďsaka); the role of the courtesan Umegawa was played by Nakamura Matsue V.
April 1987: Enjaku took part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which included the famous Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].
December 1988: Enjaku played for the last time the role of Heisaku in the "Numazu" scene of the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku", which was staged at the Minamiza (Ky˘to); his stage partners were Nakamura Senjaku II (Gofukuya Jűbŕ) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX (Oyone).
January 1990: Enjaku played for the last time the role of the sanbas˘ in the dance "Ayatsuri Sanbas˘", which was staged at the Kabukiza; his stage partners were Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX (Okina) and Ichikawa Monnosuke VII (Senzai).
December 1990: Enjaku appeared on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at the Gion Kaburenj˘, playing the role of Hayano Kanpei in the michiyuki "Michiyuki Tabiji no Hanamuko"; the role of Okaru was played by Onoe Baik˘ VII.
14 May 1991: Enjaku died.
Jitsukawa Enjaku III was a great tachiyaku of the second half of the twentieth century, trained in the traditions of the Kamigata Kabuki. He unfortunately died without a son to transmit his art and name, putting an end to the Jitsukawa clan.
 This role is one of the most prestigious ones in the Kamigata Kabuki.
 A drama belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban.
The Jitsukawa Enjir˘ line of actors
The Jitsukawa Enjaku line of actors
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