WAKAURA KINJ█Rď

Stage names:

Wakaura Kinjűr˘ In Japanese
Sodesaki Wakaura I In Japanese
Wakaura Kinjűr˘ In Japanese
Murakami Kinjűr˘ In Japanese
Wakaura Kinjűr˘ In Japanese
Sodesaki Wakaura I In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Sodesaki Karyű

Disciples: Sodesaki Iroha II, Sodesaki Tsumanosuke, Sodesaki Nuinosuke

Family map: the Sodesaki Clan

Career:

1705: disciple of Sodesaki Karyű, he received the name of Sodesaki Wakaura I and made his debut on stage (hatsubutai) in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month, performing as a wakaonnagata.

End of 1708: he went to Edo to perform as a wakaonnagata at the Moritaza.

1709: Wakaura played in the same theater the role of Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ in the new year sogamono drama "Fukubiki Soga".

Fall 1712: Wakaura went back to Kamigata.

12th lunar month of 1712: Wakaura played in ďsaka the role of Okura in the kaomise drama "Enmei Kobukuro", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

11th lunar month of 1714: Wakaura played the role of Suzuka in the kaomise drama "Azuma-zukuri ďdaidokoro", which was produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

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.

11th lunar month of 1717: Wakaura played in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai the role of the Ky˘to woman Omoto in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘.

Fall 1719: Wakaura went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1719: Wakaura played the role of Satoemon's ny˘b˘ Ochika in the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", which was produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘.

1st lunar month of 1720: Wakaura's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Kirinami Takie and Yamamoto Kamon.

2nd lunar month of 1720: 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.

11th lunar month of 1720: Wakaura became zamoto and coproduced in Ky˘to, along with Matsumoto Shigemaki, the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata Fukutoku no Kado".

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".

1st lunar month of 1722: Kinjűr˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was one black stroke below j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

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!

11th lunar month of 1723: Kinjűr˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Manz˘ in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1724: Kinjűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was back to j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

1725: Kinjűr˘ went on tour in Ise.

Fall 1725: he went back to ďsaka and took the name of Murakami Kinjűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1725: Kinjűr˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the role of ďinosuke in Kaneko Kichizaemon's kaomise drama "Wag˘ no Futabashira", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

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 1732: Wakaura's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He was the kanjiku for the onnagata actors.

11th lunar month of 1732: Wakaura played at the Moritaza the role of Sadat˘'s ny˘b˘ in the kaomise drama "Ikioi Gongor˘ Kagemasa".

1st lunar month of 1733: Wakaura's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He was the kanjiku for the onnagata actors.

11th lunar month of 1733: he took back the name of Wakaura Kinjűr˘, switched to tachiyaku roles and played at the Moritaza the role of Hirai no Yasumasa in the kaomise drama "Eby˘bu Shuten D˘ji".

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 Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, ďiso no Tora (Jűr˘'s lover) and Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Gor˘'s lover) were played by Morita Kan'ya IV, Arashi Kisanta and Somekawa Tsuneyo. No record afterwards.

Comments:

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

Prints & Illustrations

The Sodesaki Wakaura line of actors

 
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