|SAWAMURA TANOSUKE IV|
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Poetry names: Yûshi, Hyakusan, Shozan
Existence: 1857 ~ 3 April 1899
Adoptive father: Sawamura Tanosuke III
November 1874: Hyakunosuke played at the Sawamuraza, a new theater managed by Sawamura Tanosuke III, the roles of Kaoyo Gozen and Ôboshi Rikiya in the classic "Kanadehon Chûshingura". The Sawamuraza unfortunately went bankrupt and had to close.
7 July 1878: his adoptive father Sawamura Tanosuke III died.
January 1881: Sawamura Hyakunosuke I took the name of Sawamura Tanosuke IV at the Ichimuraza, playing the roles of Umegae and Asaka in the drama "Arata o Gasu Hatsune no Uguisu". He was the tateonnagata of the Ichimuraza.
February 1885: Tanosuke took part in the opening ceremony of the Chitoseza [more details]. Premiere at the Chitoseza of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Suitengû Megumi no Fukagawa"; Tanosuke played the role of Yamaoka's wife Onami [casting].
April 1892: Tanosuke reopened the Sawamuraza.
November 1892: the new Sawamuraza went bankrupt and Tanosuke, who ran into debt, had to leave Tôkyô.
1893 ~ 1899: Tanosuke worked as a travelling actor.
3 April 1899: Tanosuke died while performing in the city of Tanimura in the province of Jôshû.
Sawamura Tanosuke IV in a print made by Toyohara Kunichika
The Sawamura Tanosuke line of actors
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