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Osagawa Tatsuya
Osagawa Tatsuya  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Osagawa Jűemon, he was recorded for the first time in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the 1st lunar month of 1711, when he played as a wakaonnagata the role of Oharu in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kuhonji J˘do". He went to Edo with Sakakiyama Sukegor˘ and Takezawa Magoheiji in Fall 1711 and played at the Moritaza the role of Ono no Komachi in the kaomise drama "K˘bai no Momoyoguruma". He was recorded for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1712, in Edo in the same theater, where he played the role of Oni˘ Shinzaemon's wife in the new year sogamono drama "Hama Yumi Soga" [1]. His rank in the 1712 Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was naka-no-naka (middle in the middle class). No record afterwards.

Osagawa Tatsuya (left on the carp) and Uemura Kohachir˘ (right on the carp) playing the roles of Ono no Komachi and Shii-no-Sh˘sh˘ in the kaomise drama "K˘bai no Momoyoguruma", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1711 at the Moritaza

 

Notes

[1] Literally 'The Evil-Banishing Bow and the Soga Brothers'.

 
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