SAWAMURA SJR III

Stage names:

Sawamura Sjr III In Japanese
Sawamura Tanosuke I In Japanese

Other name:

Sawamura Tosshi III In Japanese

Nickname: tosshi (the Grand Tosshi)

Guild: Kinokuniya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry names: Shabaku, Shozan, Kga, Tosshi (3)

Blazon: the syllabic ideogram "i" in a circle [in Japanese: ]

Existence: 1753 ~ 29th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1801 [1]

Connections:

Father: Sawamura Sjr II

Fathers-in-law: Arashi Hinasuke I, Matsumoto Kshir IV

Brother: Suketakaya Takasuke II

Sons: Sawamura Sjr IV, Sawamura Tanosuke II

Adopted son: Sawamura Kinpei

Sons-in-law: Iwai Hanshir V, Sawamura Shirogor II

Disciple: Sawamura Otoemon III

Career:

1753: born in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1759: he made his first appearance on stage at the Nakamuraza, receiving the name of Sawamura Tanosuke I.

11th lunar month of 1769: Tanosuke and his father went to Kamigata. They performed together in Kyto in the kaomise drama "Asahimaru Genji Kagami", which was produced by Onoe Kumesuke and celebrated the shmei of Nakamura Shingor II.

30th day of the 8th lunar month of 1770 [2]: his father Sawamura Sjr II died in Kyto. The actor Arashi Sangor II welcomed the young Tanosuke into his home.

3rd ~ 5th lunar months of 1771: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin", produced by Mimasu Tokujir I at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Tanosuke played the role of Koganosuke [casting]; his partner in the role of Hinadori was Sawamura Kunitar I.

11th lunar month of 1771: Sawamura Tanosuke I took the name of Sawamura Sjr III in Kyto at the Kitagawa no Shibai, playing the role of Nitta Yoshisuke in the kaomise drama "Miyako Yoshino Mikado no Takadono", which was produced by Mimasu Tokujir I, welcomed in Kyto the Edo actor Sakata Hangor II and celebrated also the shmei of both Anegawa Minato II and Yamatoyama Rinzaemon II; Sjr's others stage partners were Onoe Shinshichi I, Sawamura Kunitar I, Ichikawa Tomoz I, Arashi Tjr, Arashi Shichigor II, Band Manz, Yamashita Shungor and Fujikawa Sango.

1st lunar month of 1772: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Momonoi Wakasanosuke in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

11th lunar month of 1772: Sjr played at the Kitagawa no Shibai 2 roles in the kaomise drama "Shiraume Genji Kuruwa no Hachinoki", which was produced by Anegawa Chiyosabur II.

1st lunar month of 1773: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Yamazaki Yogor and Imagawa Tokiwanosuke in the drama "Koi Denju Chch Narezome Zakura", whose plot and characters belonged to the "Futatsu Chch" world.

2nd lunar month of 1773: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of En'ya Hangan and Konami in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

5th lunar month of 1773: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Yamazaki Yogor in the drama "Futatsu Chch Kuruwa Nikki".

11th lunar month of 1773: Sjr moved to Hayagumo Chday and Hoteiya Umenoj theater, playing in the kaomise drama "Etariya Etari Tsuwamono Majiwari", which was produced by Yoshizawa Iroha I.

1st lunar month of 1774: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Hosokawa Iorinosuke and the peasant Yoshir in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Miyako no Nishiki".

Fall 1774: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Abe no Yasuna in the drama "Ashiya Dman uchi Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1774: Sjr performed in the kaomise drama "Akanesasu Kogane no Maruyama", which was produced by Fujikawa Sango in Kyto.

2nd lunar month of 1775: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Kiriko Senjir in the drama "Keisei Kane no Nariwataru".

3rd lunar month of 1775: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Yamazaki Yogor in "Futatsu Chch Kuruwa Nikki".

Fall 1775: Sjr settled in saka.

11th lunar month of 1775: Sjr performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tenmokuzan", which was produced by Mimasu Matsunoj.

12th lunar month of 1775: Sjr played in the same theater the role of En'ya Hangan in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

7th lunar month of 1776: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Yoshitsune and Tadanori in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki".

8th lunar month of 1776: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Yosaku and Keimasa in "Koi Nyb Somewake Tazuna".

11th lunar month of 1776: Sjr performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Genji Saik Uchide no Kozuchi", which was produced by Arashi Shichisabur II.

12th lunar month of 1776: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa"; Sjr played the role of Wada Shizuma [casting].

4th lunar month of 1777: premiere in saka at the Naka no Shibai of Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; Sjr played the role of Nagoya Jz [casting].

11th lunar month of 1777: after nine years spent in Kamigata,

Fall 1777: Sjr decided to go back to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1777: Sjr performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Hito no Kuni Yori Mitsugi no Irifune".

1st lunar month of 1778: the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" was staged for the very first time in Edo, at the Moritaza; Sjr played the roles of Shibaroku, Motome and Koganosuke.

7th lunar month of 1778: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Yamazaki Yogor in the drama "Futatsu Chch Kuruwa Nikki".

11th lunar month of 1778: Sjr performed at the Ichimuraza in Masuyama Kinpachi I's kaomise drama "Sakimasuya Ume no Kachidoki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Onoe Kikugor I.

8th lunar month of 1779: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Sonobe Saemon [illustration] in the drama "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari".

11th lunar month of 1779: Sjr performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Azuma no Mori Sakae Kusunoki", which celebrated the shmei of Azuma Tz III and Segawa Otome.

5th lunar month of 1780: tour in Sendai.

11th lunar month of 1780: Sjr played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Taira no Munemori, Higuchi Jir Kanemitsu and Kong Dji in the kaomise drama "Kite Kaeru Nishiki no Wakayaka".

1st ~ 3rd lunar months of 1781: the Nakamuraza had to delay the staging of its new year sogamono drama because of heavy financial issues.

5th lunar month of 1781: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Hisamatsu in the drama "Shbu Zake Muko no Otogi".

11th lunar month of 1781: premiere of the dance-drama "Waga Sekogakoi no Aizuchi" (commonly called "Kumo no Hyshimai") at the Nakamuraza, which was staged within the kaomise drama "Shitenn Tonoi no Kisewata"; the roles of the spirit of the spider, Minamoto no Raik, Sadamitsu and Sakata Kintoki were played by Segawa Kikunoj III, Sjr, Onoe Matsusuke I and Ichikawa Danjr V.

1st lunar month of 1782: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Soga Jr Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Nanakusa Yosooi Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor Tokimune and Kud Saemon Suketsune were played by Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Ichikawa Danjr V.

5th lunar month of 1782: Sjr played in the same theater the role of the shirozake seller Shinb in the drama "Sukeroku Kuruwa no Natori Gusa"; the roles of Sukeroku, Agemaki and Iky were played by Ichikawa Danjr V, Nakamura Rik I and Nakamura Nakaz I.

7th lunar month of 1782: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Ashikaga Yorikane and Hosokawa Katsumoto in the drama "Datezome Shikata Kshaku", whose plot and characters belonged to the "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" world.

11th lunar month of 1782: Sjr played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Hachiman Tar, Manzai and Katsuta Jir in the kaomise drama "Godai Genji Mitsugi no Furisode"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjr V, Iwai Hanshir IV, Segawa Kikunoj III, Ichikawa Danz IV and Onoe Matsusuke I.

1st lunar month of 1783: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of the priest Seigen and Soga Jr Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Edo no Hana Mimasu Soga"; the roles of Princess Sakura and Soga Gor Tokimune were played by Iwai Hanshir IV and Ichikawa Monnosuke II.

5th lunar month of 1783: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Hayano Kanpei in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura"; his stage partner in the role of Kanpei's wife Okaru was Segawa Kikunoj III.

8th lunar month of 1783: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Nuregami Chgor in the drama "Futatsu Chch Kuruwa Nikki"; his stage partner in the role of Chgor's rival sum wrestler Hanaregoma Chkichi was Ichikawa Monnosuke II.

11th lunar month of 1783: Sjr moved to the Ichimuraza and played 4 roles in the kaomise drama "Kuruma Gakari Tekuda no Gunbai".

4th lunar month of 1784: Sjr and Nakamura Nakaz I quarreled.

5th lunar month of 1784: the Ichimuraza moved from its current location to the district of Kobiki-ch. Sjr went back to the Nakamuraza.

7th lunar month of 1784: Sjr played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Tadanobu and the fox Genkur in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". Sjr replaced Ichikawa Monnosuke II who was supposed to play these roles but left suddenly the theater in the 6th lunar month.

8th lunar month of 1784: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Kamiya Jih in Chikamatsu Monzaemon masterpiece's "Shinj Ten no Amijima"; the role of Koharu was played by Iwai Hanshir IV [print]. From the 17th of this month, he also played the role of boshi Yuranosuke in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

9th lunar month of 1784: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Abe no Yasuna in the drama "Ashiya Dman uchi Kagami", which celebrated the departure of Iwai Hanshir IV to saka.

11th lunar month of 1784: Sjr performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "akinai Hiru-ga-Kojima".

1st lunar month of 1785: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Kud Saemon Suketsune and Soga Jr Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Hatsuhana Mimasu Soga". He also played the role of Soga Jr Sukenari in the Tomimoto-based dance-drama "Shinobu Koi Yanagi ni Katsurao".

3rd lunar months of 1785: the great actor Ichimura Uzaemon IX appeared on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Nakamuraza, performing with Sjr in the drama "Mitsu Ningy Yayoi no Hinagata".

8th lunar month of 1785: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Takebe Genz in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

9th lunar month of 1785: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Takeda Katsuyori in the drama "Osana Najimi Kasane Kotoba".

11th lunar month of 1785: Sjr performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Yuki Motsu Take Furisode Genji".

5th lunar month of 1786: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of En'ya Hangan and Kakogawa Honz in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura"; his stage partner in the role of Yuranosuke was his brother Ichikawa Yaoz III.

6th lunar month of 1786: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Issun Tokub in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; his stage partners in the roles of Danshichi Kurob and Tsuribune Sabu were tani Hiroji III and Nakayama Kojr VI.

11th lunar month of 1786: Sjr performed in the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kumoi no Hana Yoshino no Wakamusha".

3rd lunar month of 1787: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Soga Jr, disguised as a shirozake-seller, in the drama "Sukeroku Natori no Yaezakura"; his stage partners in the roles of Sukeroku/Soga Gor, Agemaki and Iky were Ichikawa Yaoz III, Osagawa Tsuneyo II and Onoe Matsusuke I.

5th lunar month of 1787: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Momonoi Wakasanosuke, Teraoka Heiemon and Amakawaya Gihei in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

9th lunar month of 1788: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Kawaraya Tokub in the drama "Tsuki no Tomo Yoi no Miya Gohyakuzaki".

1st lunar month of 1789: Sjr moved to the Ichimuraza, which was back in business in the 11th lunar month of 1788, playing the role of Danzabur, Soga Jr Sukenari and Noriyori in the new year sogamono drama "Koi no Yosuga Kanagaki Soga"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjr V, Segawa Kikunoj III, Iwai Hanshir IV, Asao Tamejr I and Onoe Matsusuke I.

3rd lunar month of 1789: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Hikoroku in the second part (nibanme) of the new year sogamono drama "Koi no Yosuga Kanagaki Soga". He also performed in duo with Segawa Kikunoj III in the Tomimoto-based dance "Sono Omokage Asama-ga-Dake".

4th lunar month of 1789: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Kameya Chb in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Koi Bikyaku Yamato rai"; his stage partner in the role of the courtesan Umegawa was Segawa Kikunoj III.

5th lunar month of 1789: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Shind Genpachi and Kashima Masugor in the drama "Sanjukkoku Yobune no Hajimari".

6th lunar month of 1789: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of En'ya Hangan, Hayano Kanpei, Jtar and Ishid Nuinosuke in the drama "Taiheiki Chshin Kshaku".

11th lunar month of 1789: Sjr performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hana no Oedo Masakado Matsuri".

1st lunar month of 1790: his rank in the Edo hybanki, tachiyaku section, was itaru-j-j-kichi (unique - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]. Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Ky no Jir and Kud Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono drama "Ureshiku Zonji Soga".

3rd lunar month of 1790: Sjr, Ichikawa Danjr V, Iwai Hanshir IV and tani Hiroji III performed together in the Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tao Yanagi Oboro no Kurokami".

4th lunar month of 1790: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Hanb in the love drama "Ochiyo Hanb"; his partner in the role of Ochiyo was Iwai Hanshir IV.

6th lunar month of 1790: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Sagisaka Sanai in the drama "Koi Nyb Somewake Tazuna".

8th lunar month of 1790: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of boshi Yuranosuke and Hayano Kanpei in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

9th lunar month of 1790: the play "Yoshitsune Koshigoej" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza; it celebrated the onagori kygen of the Kamigata star Asao Tamejr I; Sjr played the role of Izumi no Sabur [more details].

11th lunar month of 1790: Sjr performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Iwao no Hana Mine no Kusunoki".

1st lunar month of 1791: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Soga Jr Sukenari, Mank and Miura Yoshimura in the new year sogamono drama "Shunshoku Edoe Soga", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Sawamura Kunitar I.

6th lunar month of 1791: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Tadanobu, Yasuke (in the "Sushiya" scene) and the fox Genkur in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

9th lunar month of 1791: Sjr played in the same theater in the drama "Take no Haru Yoshiwara Suzume", which celebrated his coming departure to saka.

11th lunar month of 1791: second stay in Kamigata; Sjr performed in the kaomise drama "Furisode Shuten Dji", which was produced by Hanagiri Tomimatsu II in saka at the Naka no Shibai. He also played the role of boshi Yuranosuke in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

1st lunar month of 1792: Sjr's rank in the saka hybanki, tachiyaku section, was j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

Summer 1792: Sjr performed in saka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1792: Sjr performed in Kyto in Namiki Gohei I's kaomise drama "zatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki" [3] and kiri kygen "Tobakari Hana no Yoshinoyama" [4].

1st lunar month of 1793: Sjr was back in Edo and played the role of Soga Jr in the drama "Saikai Soga Nakamura", which was staged at the Nakamuraza.

3rd lunar month of 1793: Sjr's rank in the Edo hybanki, tachiyaku section, was (shiro)-j-j-kichi ((white) grand - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual].

4th lunar month of 1793: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Amakawaya Gihei and Yuranosuke in the drama "Kanagaki Azuma Kagami", whose plot and characters belong to the "Kanadehon Chshingura" world. The performance was a great success for Sjr.

Fall 1793: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Yamazaki Yogor and Nuregami Chgor in "Futatsu Chch Kuruwa Nikki".

11th lunar month of 1793: third stay in Kamigata. Sjr played in Namiki Gohei I's kaomise drama "Kogane Masu Yonetar Gitsune", which was produced in saka at the Naka no Shibai by Nakayama Yosabur II and celebrated the shmei of Nakayama Bunshichi II; others actors were Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Sawamura Kunitar I and Arashi Sangor II.

12th lunar month of 1793: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Kitabatake Kazue-no-Kami in the drama "Keisei Yamato Zshi".

1st lunar month of 1794: Sjrs rank in the saka hybanki, tachiyaku section, was itaru-j-j-kichi (unique - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]. He was also kanjiku for tachiyaku actors.

2nd lunar month of 1794: Sjr was back in Edo and played at the Miyakoza the role of Soga Jr in the new year sogamono drama "Hatsu Akebono Kaomise Soga".

9th lunar month of 1794: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Yoshitsune in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

10th lunar month of 1794: due to some financial difficulties, the salaries of all the actors were drastically reduced. Sjr's yearly salary for the coming season was set to 800 ry after a reduction of 300 ry.

11th lunar month of 1794: Sjr played at the Miyakoza the roles of tomo no Kuronushi and Kujaku Sabur in Namiki Gohei I's kaomise drama "Uru Tosshi Meika no Homare", which celebrated the shmei of Nakamura Nakaz II and welcomed in Edo the actors Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Nakamura Noshio II and the saka playwright Namiki Gohei I.

1st lunar month of 1795: Sjr's rank in the Edo hybanki, tachiyaku section, was shin-j-j-kichi (truly - superior - superior - excellent). Namiki Gohei I's drama "Godairiki Koi no Fjime" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Miyakoza; Sjr played the role of Satsuma Gengob [casting].

4th lunar month of 1795: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of En'ya Hangan and Kakogawa Honz in the drama "Kanadehon Chshingura".

8th lunar month of 1795: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of the warrior Kumagai Jir Naozane and Rokuyata in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki"; his stage partner in the role of Kumagai's wife Sagami was Segawa Kikunoj III.

9th lunar month of 1795: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Abe no Yasuna in the drama "Ashiya Dman uchi Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1795: Sjr performed at the Kiriza in the kaomise drama "Genpei Hashira Goyomi", which celebrated the shmei of tani Tomoemon II.

1st lunar month of 1796: Sjr's rank in the Edo hybanki, tachiyaku section, was (hanshiro)goku-j-j-kichi ((half-white) extreme - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]. He played in the same theater the role of Soga Jr Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Soga Daifukuch". He also played the role of Ume no Yoshib [illustration] in the premiere of Namiki Gohei I's drama "Suda no Haru Geisha Katagi" [casting]. His performance was so great that the role of Ume no Yoshib was definitively set based on Sjr's acting in this play. It became a standard to portray an Edo otokodate.

4th lunar month of 1796: Sjr played in the same theater the roles of Yuranosuke and Fuwa in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Edo no Hana Ak no Shiogama", whose plot and characters were similar to "Kanadehon Chshingura".

9th lunar month of 1796: the play "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" was staged for the first time in Edo, simultaneously at the Kiriza and the Miyakoza; Sjr played the roles of Rokusuke and Lord Koori Otonari in the former theater [casting].

11th lunar month of 1796: Sjr played 3 roles at the Kiriza in the kaomise drama "Ginsekai Matsu ni Yukihira".

1st lunar month of 1797: Sjr played in the same theater 3 roles, including Soga Jr Sukenari, in the new year sogamono drama "kazari Soga no Kadomatsu"; the roles of Soga Gor Tokimune and Kud Saemon Suketsune were played by Ichikawa Omez I and Band Hikosabur III.

5th lunar month of 1797: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Karigane Bunshichi in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Aigiky Karigane Komon", a revival of "Aigiky Karigane Gomon", written by the same playwright and staged for the first time in saka at the Kado no Shibai in the 7th lunar month of 1774. Sjr's stage partners were Segawa Kikunoj III (Bunshichi's wife Otsuta, Heibei's wife Otsugi), Arashi Ryz II (Kaminari Shkur), Ichikawa Omez I (Hotei Ichiemon), tani Hiroji III (Yamakawaya Gon'emon), tani Tomoemon II (Gokuin Sen'emon) and Nakamura Denkur IV (Yamakawaya Gonroku).

9th lunar month of 1797: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Matsumaru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1797: Sjr played at the Kiriza the role of Sano Genzaemon in the kaomise drama "Yuki Onna Keizu no Hachinoki". Sjr, Segawa Kikunoj III and Ichikawa Yaoz III performed together in the Tomimoto-based dance "Miya Mairi Musubi no Kamigaki".

1st lunar month of 1798: premiere at the Kiriza (Edo) of Namiki Gohei I's play "Tomioka Koi no Yamabiraki", commonly called "Ninin Shinb", in which Sjr played the role of Demura Shinb [casting].

9th lunar month of 1798: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Satsuma Gengob in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Gozonji Godairiki" (very similar to "Godairiki Koi no Fjime"); the roles of Sasano Sangob and the courtesan Koman were played by tani Tomoemon II and Segawa Kikunoj III.

Fall 1798: Sjr, the playwright Namiki Gohei I and tani Tomoemon II went together to saka.

11th lunar month of 1798: fourth stay in Kamigata; Sjr played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo in the kaomise drama "Kogane Bana Genji no Sakigake", which was produced by Yamashita Kamematsu; his stage partners were Nakamura Utaemon III, Arashi Hinasuke II, Yamashita Kinsaku II, tani Tomoemon II, Onoe Koisabur I and Fujikawa Tomokichi I.

1st lunar month of 1799: Sjr's rank in the Kamigata hybanki, tachiyaku section, was (hanshiro)goku-j-j-kichi ((half-white) extreme - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]. He played in the same theater the roles of Hisayoshi and Motome in Namiki Goh's play "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri". Hisayoshi's rival Ishikawa Goemon was played by Arashi Hinasuke II.

2nd lunar month of 1799: Sjr played in the same theater the role of Satsuma Gengob in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Godairiki Koi no Fjime".

6th lunar month of 1799: Sjr played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Tadanobu in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

11th lunar month of 1799: Sjr played in saka at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Oda Harunaga and Konoshita Tkichi in the kaomise drama "Gion Sairei Shinkki". He also played the role of Fujiya Izaemon in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's play "Awa no Naruto"; his stage partner in the role of the courtesan Ygiri was Yoshizawa Iroha I.

8th lunar month of 1800: Sjr fell ill and decided to go back to Edo after recovery.

11th lunar month of 1800: Sjr played at the Ichimuraza the roles of Godai no Sabur and tomo no Kuronushi in Nagawa Shimesuke I's kaomise drama "Oishigeru Nami no Une Une", which celebrated the shmei of Ichikawa Danjr VII and Arashi Kanjr I.

1st lunar month of 1801: Sjr's rank in the Edo hybanki, tachiyaku section, was shin-j-j-kichi (truly - superior - superior - excellent). He fell seriously ill while playing at the Ichimuraza the roles of Kud Saemon Suketsune and Soga Jr Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Kayoi Kuruwa Naresome Soga". He had to be replaced by Ichikawa Yaoz III.

29th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1801 [1]: Sjr died in Edo.

Comments:

Sawamura Sjr III an outstanding tachiyaku actor, who was active from the beginning of the 1760s to the beginning of the 1800s. He was equally popular in Edo and in the Kamigata cities. He was an excellent wagotoshi and jitsugotoshi. Budgoto roles were also his forte.

His best roles: Gengob ("Godairiki Koi no Fjime"), boshi Yuranosuke ("Kanadehon Chshingura"), Ashikaga Yorikane ("Meiboku Sendai Hagi") and Soga Jr in numerous sogamono.

[1] The 29th day of the 3rd lunar month of the 1st year of the Kywa era was the 11th of May 1801 in the western calendar.

[2] The 30th day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Meiwa era was the 18th of October 1770 in the western calendar.

[3] A kaomise drama with the same title, "zatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki", was written by Namiki Shz I and was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1765 in saka at the Naka no Shibai.

[4] This drama was premiered in saka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai in the 8th lunar month of 1792 with the same troupe.

[5] The roles of Matsunaga Daizen and Princess Yuki were played by Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Fujikawa Tomokichi I.

The actor Sawamura Sjr III as boshi Yuranosuke in the play Edo no Hana Ak no Shiogama, performed at the Kiri Theater in the fourth month, 1796
Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I
Date: 1796
The Art Institute of Chicago (print in the public domain)

Prints & Illustrations

6 faces

Print made by Katsukawa Shunsh in 1770

Caricature 1780

Print made by Torii Kiyonaga in 1784

Print made by Katsukawa Shunsh in 1785

Print made by Torii Kiyonaga in 1788

Print made by Katsukawa Shunk 1789

Print made by Katsukawa Shun'ei 1793~1794

Print made by Tshsai Sharaku in 1794

Print made by Tshsai Sharaku in 1794

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1798

Print made by Utagawa Kunimasa in 1798

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1802

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1857

The Sawamura Tosshi line of actors

The Sawamura Tanosuke line of actors

The Sawamura Sjr line of actors

 
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