ONOE MATSUSUKE III

Stage names:

Onoe Matsusuke III In Japanese
ďkawa Sanch˘ In Japanese
Onoe Matsusuke III In Japanese
Onoe Sanch˘ In Japanese
Onoe Matsusuke III In Japanese
Onoe Eizabur˘ II In Japanese
Onoe Asajir˘ In Japanese

Guild: Otowaya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Sanch˘

Existence: 1805 ~ 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1851 [1]

Connections:

Father: Onoe Kikugor˘ III

Brothers: Onoe Eizabur˘ IV, Onoe Kikunosuke

Career:

1805: born in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1808: he made his first stage appearance at the Ichimuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Irosoyuru Nidai Genji" which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sawamura Tanosuke II and celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Rik˘ II.

6th lunar month of 1809: premiere at the Moritaza of Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's drama "Okuni Gozen Kesh˘ no Sugatami"; Asajir˘ played the role of Sasaki Toyowakamaru [casting].

11th lunar month of 1809: great shűmei at the Ichimuraza for the Otowaya guild; Onoe Matsusuke I, Onoe Eizabur˘ I and Onoe Asajir˘ respectively took the names of Onoe Sh˘roku I, Onoe Matsusuke II and Onoe Eizabur˘ II, performing in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's kaomise drama "Misao no Hana Toba no Koizuka".

11th lunar month of 1814: Onoe Matsusuke II and Onoe Eizabur˘ II respectively took the names of Onoe Baik˘ III and Onoe Matsusuke III at the Nakamuraza, performing together in the kaomise drama "Ninin Muko Mikurai Sadame".

11th lunar month of 1821: Onoe Matsusuke III took the name of Onoe Sanch˘ at the Kawarasakiza, performing in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's kaomise drama "Imoseyama Hitome Senbon", which mixed the "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" and "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" worlds [casting].

11th lunar month of 1823: Onoe Sanch˘ took the name of Onoe Matsusuke III at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Kaeri Giso Kiku no Hitomure".

7th lunar month of 1825: Matsusuke played at the Nakamuraza the role of ďboshi Rikiya in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

7th lunar month of 1825: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's ghost play "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan"; Matsusuke played the role of Okuda Sh˘zabur˘ [casting].

6th lunar month of 1827: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Matsusuke played the roles of Ishii Hanjir˘, Omatsu's sister Osode and the taiko mochi Kisaku [casting].

4th lunar month of 1848: Onoe Kikugor˘ III and Onoe Matsusuke III respectively took the names of ďkawa Hashiz˘ I and ďkawa Sanch˘ in Nagoya.

8th lunar month of 1848: he settled in ďsaka with his father.

24th day of the 4th lunar month of 1849 [2]: his father ďkawa Hashiz˘ I died on the way back to Edo.

1850: ďkawa Sanch˘ took back the name of Onoe Matsusuke III.

5th lunar month of 1851: Matsusuke played at the Kawarasakiza the role of Kobotoke Kohei in the drama "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan", which commemorated the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of the death of Onoe Kikugor˘ III.

2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1851 [1]: Matsusuke died in Edo.

Comments:

Onoe Matsusuke III was a tachiyaku, who was the son of a Kabuki giant but made an average career in the first half of the nineteenth century.

[1] The 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of the 4th year of the Kaei era was the 29th of July 1851 in the western calendar.

[2] The 24th day of the 4th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Kaei era was the 16th of May 1849 in the western calendar.

Onoe Matsusuke III playing the role of Kokingo in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1831

The Onoe Eizabur˘ line of actors

The Onoe Matsusuke line of actors

 
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