SANOGAWA HANAZUMA II

Stage names:

Sanogawa Hanazuma II In Japanese
Sanogawa Tsuneyo In Japanese
Tomizawa Tsuneyo In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Nyoch˘ (?)

Existence: ??? ~ 1762

Connection:

Adoptive father: Sanogawa Hanazuma I

Master: Tomizawa Montar˘ I

Younger brother: Sanogawa Hanazuma III

Career:

Before 1737: he started his career on ďsaka stages, as a disciple of Tomizawa Montar˘ I; his first stage name was Tomizawa Tsuneyo.

1737: he was adopted by Sanogawa Hanazuma I and his stage name became Sanogawa Tsuneyo.

11th lunar month of 1737: Tsuneyo played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the keisei Matsukaze in the kaomise drama "Fukakusa-no-In Sann˘ no Maki", which was produced by Nakayama Shinkur˘ I.

1739: his adoptive father Sanogawa Hanazuma I retired.

11th lunar month of 1739: Sanogawa Tsuneyo took the name of Sanogawa Hanazuma II and became zamoto in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, where he produced the kaomise drama "Fűryű Gozen Kabuki".

11th lunar month of 1740: Hanazuma produced at the Naka no Shibai the kaomise drama "Shinra Genji Shimada Gunp˘"; his stage partners were ďtani Hiroji I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ II, Iwai Hanshir˘ III, Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II, Fujikawa Heikur˘, Kamakura Heikur˘ I, Tomizawa Montar˘ I, Yoshizawa Ayame II and Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II.

11th lunar month of 1744: Hanazuma performed in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Hakata Ori Imose no Karanishiki"; his stage partners were Fujioka Daikichi, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Sawamura Ch˘shir˘, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I, Nakamura Danz˘, Tatsuoka Hisagiku, Mihogi Gizaemon I, Sakakiyama Danshir˘ I, Takenaka Hy˘kichi, Ikushima Kashiwagi I, Nakamura Matsubŕ I, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I and Fujioka Gengor˘.

11th lunar month of 1745: Hanazuma performed in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Manzairaku", which was produced by Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I for the nadai Miyako Handayű.

1st lunar month of 1746: Hanazuma played in the same theater the role of Otoku in the drama "Matahei"; his stage partners were Anegawa Shinshir˘ I (Matahei), Anegawa Daikichi I (Nagoya Sanza), Nakamura Utaemon I (Fuwa Banzaemon) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I (the courtesan T˘yama).

11th lunar month of 1747: Hanazuma performed in the kaomise drama "Teikin ďrai Manzoku Kagami", which was produced by Nakamura Matsubŕ I at the Kitagawa no Shibai and celebrated the shűmei of Sakakiyama K˘shir˘ II and his son Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II; others stage partners were Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Takenaka Heikichi, Fujioka Daikichi, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I, Nakamura Shirogor˘ III, Kasaya Matakur˘ I, Asao Motogor˘ I and Fujikawa Heikur˘.

11th lunar month of 1748: Hanazuma performed at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Sugomori Hiru-ga-Kojima", which was produced by Arashi San'emon IV; his stage partners were Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Hanakawa Ichinoj˘, Fujikawa Heikur˘ and Imamura Shichisabur˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1749: Hanazuma played at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater the role of Sagoemon's sister Miyagino in the kaomise drama "Tokitsukazeyasu Keizu", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1750: Hanazuma's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1750: Hanazuma played in Ky˘to the role of Yajir˘'s wife Osono [picture] in Matsuya Raisuke I's kaomise drama "Kaikei Wag˘ Hanayakata", which was produced by Miyako Handayű.

1st lunar month of 1751: Hanazuma's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, fell to j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual]. First Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Asahi no Tamoto", which was produced in Ky˘to by Miyako Handayű at his theater; Hanazuma played the roles of Jűsaku's wife Osetsu and Princess Katsura [casting].

Fall 1751: Hanazuma and Fujikawa Heikur˘ went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1751: Hanazuma played at the Nakamuraza the role of Shirotae in the kaomise drama "Honry˘ Hachinoki-zome".

1st lunar month of 1752: Hanazuma's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

Fall 1753: Hanazuma went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1753: Hanazuma played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Karahana in the kaomise drama "Taihei Kiso Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1754: Hanazuma's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

1st lunar month of 1755: Hanazuma's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, fell to j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1757: Hanazuma played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Otake in the kaomise drama "Shiki Sanban Okina Kagami"; this was most likely his final stage appearance as he fell ill and quickkly retired from the Kabuki world. He died in 1762.

Comments:

The onnagata actor Sanogawa Hanazuma II was active in Kamigata from the 1730s to the end of the 1750s. He did not reach the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi but he was close to get it during his short stay in Edo at the beginning of the 1750s. He died in 1762.

Sanogawa Hanazuma II (left) and Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II (right) playing the roles of Miyagino and the r˘nin Yogohei in the kaomise drama "Tokitsukazeyasu Keizu", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1749 in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater

Prints & Illustrations

The Sanogawa Hanazuma line of actors

 
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