|SAKAKIYAMA KOSHIRď III|
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Senshi
Existence: 1724 ~ 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1767 
Father: Sakakiyama Sagisuke
Brother: Sakakiyama Koshir˘ IV
Disciple: Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV
1730s: he started his career as a wakashugata, performing under the name of Sakakiyama Sentar˘.
1738: he received the name of Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ I.
Fall 1739: Jűtar˘ went with his father Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I to ďsaka.
12th lunar month of 1739: Jűtar˘ played in the drama "Kewai Musha ďmi Genji", which was produced at the ďnishi no Shibai by Yoshizawa Ayame II.
Fall 1739: Jűtar˘ went back with his father to Ky˘to.
12th lunar month of 1740: Jűtar˘ produced at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the drama "Chinp˘ Sandai Gatana", which starred his grandfather Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I and his father Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. The title of this drama, literally "The Rare Treasure - Three Generations of Swords" , was an allusion to the three generations of actors of the Sakakiyama clan sharing the same stage.
8th lunar month of 1741: the play "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari", which was originally written for the puppet theater, was adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; Jűtar˘ produced it and played the role of Oren [casting].
15th day of the 6th lunar month of 1747 : his grandfather Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I died.
11th lunar month of 1747: Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I and Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ I respectively took the names of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II, performing together in the kaomise drama "Teikin ďrai Manzoku Kagami", which was produced by Nakamura Matsubŕ I at the Kitagawa no Shibai; their stage partners were Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Takenaka Heikichi, Fujikawa Heikur˘, Fujioka Daikichi, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I, Nakamura Shirogor˘ III, Kasaya Matakur˘ I, Asao Motogor˘ I and Sanogawa Hanazuma II.
11th lunar month of 1749: Shirotar˘ produced at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater Fujikawa Sakoku's kaomise drama "Tokitsukazeyasu Keizu".
11th lunar month of 1750: Shirotar˘ produced at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater Fujikawa Sakoku's kaomise drama "Taira no Miyako Onna Ez˘shi", in which he played the role of Tatewaki's ny˘b˘ Fuseya
1st lunar month of 1751: Shirotar˘ produced in the same theater Fujikawa Sakoku's ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kane-ga-Fuchi", in which he played the role of the keisei Nanaura.
11th lunar month of 1751: Shirotar˘ produced at Miyako Handayű's theater (Minamigawa no Shibai) the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Asahi no Nishiki".
2nd lunar month of 1755: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5 acts puppet theater drama "Ono no T˘fű Aoyagi Suzuri", which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and staged at the Minamigawa no Shibai as a kaomise drama; Shirotar˘ played the role of Deba Jir˘'s wife Sasazuru [casting].
1st lunar month of 1758: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki", which was simultaneously produced at the Minamigawa no Shibai [casting] and the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting]. It used its real title at the former theater but it was entitled "Keisei Niwatoriyama" at the latter theater; Shirotar˘ played in the former theater the role of Ubajijű.
1st lunar month of 1766: Shirotar˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared this rank with Nakamura Kumetar˘ I and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1766: The actors Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II, Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II and Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ II respectively took the names of Sakakiyama Sagisuke, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III, performing together in Tenmaya Kyűshichi's kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which was produced by Edosaka Ky˘emon at the Kitagawa no Shibai. The new Koshir˘ became a tachiyaku actor.
1st lunar month of 1767: Koshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].
2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1767 : Koshir˘ died in Ky˘to.
Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III was a Ky˘to actor, who achieved fame for himself in the Imperial city as an onnagata, reaching the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi rank in 1766. As the heir of the Sakakiyama clan, he had to swith to tachiyaku roles but died a few months after his shűmei.
 The 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of the 4th year of the Meiwa era was the 27th of July 1767 in the western calendar.
 It had also a different suggestive meaning because the word chinp˘ was the penis in old Japanese.
 The 15th day of the 6th lunar month of the 4th year of the Enky˘ era was the 22nd of July 1747 in the western calendar.
Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III (left) and Band˘ Manz˘ (right) playing the roles of Tsukinowa Daihachi and Nisemono no Daihachi in the kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1766 at the Kitagawa no Shibai
The Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ line of actors
The Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ line of actors
The Sakakiyama Koshir˘ line of actors
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