Arashi Hirosabur˘
Arashi Hirosabur˘  In Japanese

Born in October 1878 in ďsaka in the district of Kuzaemon-ch˘. He was the son of Arashi Dannosuke and the brother of Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ II. He made his debut on stage in March 1883 at the Nakaza, where he received the name of Arashi Hirosabur˘. He became nadai and celebrated in January 1901 in Ky˘to at the Ky˘to Kabukiza, where he played the roles of Kinokuniya Koharu and Miuraya Agemaki in "Kawash˘" and "Kurotegumi Sukeroku". He was active in Kamigata up to his death in 1937. He was talented and popular onnagata actor in Kamigata koshibai. His best roles were Osono in "Sakaya", Princess Yaegaki in "Jusshuk˘", Omitsu in "Nozaki-mura" and Kajiwara Genta Kagesue in "Genta Kand˘". He died in 1937.

Arashi Hirosabur˘

Arashi Kinzabur˘
Arashi Kinzabur˘  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Master unknown. First performance recorded in the 1st lunar month of 1715, in ďsaka, where he played the role of Akoya in the kaomise drama "(Jing˘ K˘g˘ Sankan Taiji) Ashiwakebune" which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I. He appeared on stage for the last time in ďsaka in the 2nd lunar month of 1726, where he performed in the new year drama "Butsumo Mayasan Kaich˘". His ranking in the 1726 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior). No record afterwards.

ďtani Tsuneemon (left) and Arashi Kinzabur˘ (right) the roles of Jűr˘ Kurando and Tomoe in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Tomoe Daiko", which was staged in ďsaka in the 1st lunar month of 1723

Arashi Shinobu
Arashi Shinobu  In Japanese | Arashi Kiyosabur˘ III  In Japanese | Arashi Shinobu  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Arashi Shinobu and his first performances were recorded in the Kabuki chronicles in 1732 in Nagoya. He went to ďsaka in Fall 1735 and took the name of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1735 at the Naka no Shibai, playing the role of the ny˘b˘ Komaki the kaomise drama "Toyo no Asahi Eitaigura", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo actor Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1736 and took back the name of Arashi Shinobu in the 11th lunar month of 1736, playing the role of Tsunaemon's wife Okatsu in the kaomise drama "Shin-yakata Imosegura", which was produced at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater by Mizuki Takenosuke. He appeared on ˘shibai stage for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1738, playing in Ky˘to in the new year drama "Keisei Daihi no Taki", which was produced by Yoshizawa Tamazuma at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater. We don't know what happened to him afterwards.

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