SAKATA HANGORď I

Guild: Sh˘gatsuya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Sanky˘

Existence: 1683 ~ 23rd day of the 4th lunar month of 1735

Connection:

Master: Sakata T˘jűr˘ II

Disciples: Sakata Hangor˘ II, Sakata Sajűr˘ I, Sakata Raiz˘

Career:

1683 ~ 1712: born in Kamigata. He starts his career as a disciple of Sakata T˘jűr˘ II, who gives him the name of Sakata Hangor˘ I. He mainly performs in countryside village theaters.

1st lunar month of 1713: Hangor˘ settles in Edo and plays as a tachiyaku at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "ďkazari Kan˘ Soga".

11th lunar month of 1714: Hangor˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Tori-no-Umi Yagor˘ in the kaomise drama "Banmin Daifukuch˘".

11th lunar month of 1717: Hangor˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Sadamasa in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki H˘nen Mitsugimono".

1st lunar month of 1718: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

1st lunar month of 1719: Hangor˘ achieves a great success at the Nakamuraza by playing the role of Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year drama "Kaibyaku Sakayaki Soga".

11th lunar month of 1719: Hangor˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays at the Moritaza the role of ďt˘-no-Miya in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki".

2nd lunar month of 1720: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1722: Hangor˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Kamada Masakiyo Hy˘e in the kaomise drama "Yoshitomo Fukujukai".

1st lunar month of 1723: Hangor˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year sogamono "Suiry˘ Soga".

11th lunar month of 1724: Hangor˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Higashiyama Onnanosuke in the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Okuni Kabuki".

1st lunar month of 1725: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1725 ~ Fall 1727: Hangor˘ performs in Edo as a tachiyaku.

11th lunar month of 1727: Hangor˘ becomes jitsuaku again and plays at the Moritaza the role of Nagasaki Kageyu Saemon in the kaomise drama "H˘nen Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1730: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

1st lunar month of 1731: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is back to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

1st lunar month of 1733: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-shi (superior - superior - half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1734: Hangor˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Kiyohara no Iehira in the kaomise drama "Michi-no-Ku Yunzei Genji".

23rd day of the 4th lunar month of 1735: Hangor˘ dies at the Ichimuraza; a chronicler writes that "from the stage of the Ichimuraza, he enters the backstage of heaven".

Comments:

Sakata Hangor˘ I was a good tachiyaku and jitsuaku actor, who was able to perform in the aragoto style. His most notable role was Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year sogamono. His popularity started to decline in the 1730s.

The actors Sakata Hangor˘ I (top) and Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV in a print made by Okumura Toshinobu

Prints & Illustrations

Print made by Okumura Toshinobu

The Sakata Hangor˘ line of actors

 
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