Master: Sodesaki Karyű
Disciples: Sodesaki Iroha II, Sodesaki Tsumanosuke, Sodesaki Nuinosuke
Family map: the Sodesaki Clan
Fall 1712: Wakaura went back to Kamigata.
11th lunar month of 1716: Wakaura played in Ky˘to the role of Dairoku's ny˘b˘ Okuri in the kaomise drama "Daikoku Tenjin Fukuju Musume", which was produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ III at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater; the role of the otokodate Dairoku was played by Shinozuka Jirozaemon I.
Fall 1719: Wakaura went to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1720: Wakaura's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Kirinami Takie and Yamamoto Kamon.
1st lunar month of 1721: Wakaura's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Kirinami Takie and Yamamoto Kamon. He also coproduced in the same theater, along with Matsumoto Shigemaki, the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kuruma Yadori".
11th lunar month of 1721: he became tachiyaku, took the name of Wakaura Kinjűr˘ and coproduced in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater, along with Matsumoto Shigemaki, the kaomise drama "Fuji Asama Taiheiraku".
Fall 1722: Kinjűr˘ went to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1722: Kinjűr˘ played in ďsaka at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Yatsurugi Sadaemon (or J˘emon ?) in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II; his main stage partners were Osagawa Jűemon, Sugiyama Kanzaemon III, Band˘ Matajűr˘ I and Sodeshima Genji.
1st lunar month of 1723: Kinjűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ I. He performed in the same theater in the new year drama "xxx".
3rd lunar month of 1723: Kinjűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was one black stroke below j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with his master Karyű Sawaemon!
1725: Kinjűr˘ went on tour in Ise.
Fall 1725: he went back to ďsaka and took the name of Murakami Kinjűr˘.
Fall 1726: he went back to Ky˘to and took back the name of Wakaura Kinjűr˘.
Beginning of 1731: he went to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1731: he took back the name of Sodesaki Wakaura I, switched back to female roles and played at the Moritaza the role of Akashiro's wife Miyagi in the kaomise drama "Honry˘ Sakae Hachinoki".
1st lunar month of 1734: Kinjűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. He played in the same theater the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Harukoma Kan˘ Soga"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, ďiso no Tora (Jűr˘'s lover) and Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Gor˘'s lover) were played by Hamazaki Isogor˘, Morita Kan'ya IV, Arashi Kisanta and Somekawa Tsuneyo. No record afterwards.
Wakaura Kinjűr˘ was a Kamigata actor, who was active in ďsaka, Ky˘to and Edo from the second half of the 1700s to the first half of the 1730s. He was able to perform a wide range of roles as he was, depending of the season, either a wakaonnagata or a tachiyaku. As a wakaonnagata, he was j˘-j˘-kichi three times, in 1721, 1732 and 1733. He was less successful as a tachiyaku. He excelled in onna bud˘. He most likely died in 1735.
In the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database, Sodesaki Iroha was reported as being the first stage name of Wakaura Kinjűr˘. He was Sodesaki Iroha between 1688 and 1712, Sodesaki Wakaura I between 1712 and 1721 and finally Wakaura Kinjűr˘ from 1721. We've discarded this version and stayed in line with the pieces of data from Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".
The actors Wakaura Kinjűr˘ (top/left), Band˘ Matajűr˘ I (top/center), Harada Senzaemon (top/right) and Sodeoka Genji (bottom/left) playing the roles of Yatsurugi Sadaemon (or J˘emon ?), Kumagushi D˘kan, Osaragi ďkura and Okuzaemon's wife Tatsu in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1722 in ďsaka at the ďnishi no Shibai
The Sodesaki Wakaura line of actors
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