Segawa Kikusabur˘ I
Segawa Kikusabur˘ I  In Japanese

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Segawa Kikujir˘ I. He received the name of Segawa Kikusabur˘ I. He was patronized by Iwai Hanshir˘ III when his master went to Edo in Fall 1743. He settled in Ky˘to in Fall 1756 and became zamoto and wakaonnagata. He was a successful tateonnagata in ďsaka hama shibai during the 1760s and the 1770s. He went to Edo in Fall 1785 and performed at the Kiriza in the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Furisode Genji", which celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1788, performing at the Kiriza in the new year drama "Keisei Natori Soga". His rank in the in the 1788 Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual]. He died the 29th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1788 [1]. He was the grandfather of Segawa Kikusabur˘ II and the great-grandfather of Segawa Kikunoj˘ V.

The actors Segawa Kikusabur˘ I (top/left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V (top/right) and Ichikawa Danz˘ IV (bottom/left) performing in the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Furisode Genji", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1785 at the Kiriza

Segawa Kikusabur˘ II

The actor Arashi Rik˘ I held the name of Segawa Kikusabur˘ II from 1790 to the 7th lunar month of 1801.

Segawa Kikusabur˘ II drawn by Utagawa Kunimasa I for the book "Yakusha Gakuya Tsű" (1799)

Segawa Kikusabur˘ III
Segawa Kikusabur˘ III  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Most likely a disciple of Segawa Kikunoj˘ V (?). He was active in Edo from the end of the 1820s to the beginning of the 1840s. His career was quite obscure.

Segawa Kikusabur˘ III playing the role of Atsumori in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1828 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)



[1] The 29th day of the 3rd lunar month of the 8th year of the Tenmei era was the 4th of May 1788 in the western calendar.

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