SANJď NAMIE I

Stage names:

Sanj˘ Namie I In Japanese
Sanj˘ Mankatsu In Japanese
Yamashita Kamenoj˘ III In Japanese
Yamashita Kamematsu I In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: Zensen, Ginshi

Existence: 1716 ~ ???

Connection:

Father: Yamashita Kamenoj˘ I

Master: Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II (?)

Disciple: Sanj˘ Tokujir˘

Career:

1716: son of Yamashita Kamenoj˘ I, his name was Kametar˘.

11th lunar month of 1722: he made his debut on stage in Ky˘to, receiving the name of Yamashita Kamematsu I and performing in a dance within the kaomise drama "ďbashira Kogane no Sazare Ishi" which was produced at Miyako Mandayű's theater by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I.

1723: Kamematsu became iroko.

Fall 1726: Kamematsu went to Edo with Arashi Sangor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1726: Kamematsu performed as an iroko at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hinazuru Tokiwa Genji". He met and most likely became a disciple of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II during his stay in Edo.

1732: Kamematsu became wakaonnagata.

Beginning of the Genbun era: he took the name of Yamashita Kamenoj˘ III and spent a few years performing in tabi shibai. He went back to Kamigata at the beginning of the 1740s.

11th lunar month of 1743: he took the name of Sanj˘ Mankatsu in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater, playing the role of Naniwazu in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri ďshimadai".

1st lunar month of 1744: Mankatsu's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

Fall 1744: Mankatsu settled in ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1744: Mankatsu played at the Kado no Shibai the role of the keisei ďyodo in the kaomise drama "Yamazaki Yojibŕ Imay˘ Sugata", which was produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1745: Mankatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

5th lunar month of 1745: he took the name of Sanj˘ Namie I in ďsaka; he played at the Kado no Shibai the role of the ghost of the keisei Yako in the drama "Keisei Otogi B˘ko".

11th lunar month of 1745: Namie played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Sanai's ny˘b˘ Otaka (in reality Sanada Yoichi's k˘shitsu) in the kaomise drama "Onna Musha Ukisu Gassen", which was produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" was performed for the first time in ďsaka, simultaneously in the three major theaters of the city, which started a competition for the best performance; Namie played the role of Okaji at the Naka no Shibai [casting].

1st lunar month of 1746: Namie's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1746: Namie performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Genji Musha Hinode ďgi", which was produced by Ichikawa Ryűz˘.

11th lunar month of 1749: Namie performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in Izumiya Sh˘z˘'s kaomise drama "Kotobuki Kogane no Kachi Ikusa", which was produced by Mimasu Daigor˘ I, welcomed back in ďsaka Iwai Hanshir˘ III and celebrated the shűmei of Murayama Heijűr˘ IV.

12th lunar month of 1750: Namie played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Okichi in the drama "Keisei T˘yama Zakura" (similar to Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Hangonk˘"), which was produced by the zamoto Nakamura Jűz˘ I for the nadai Shioya Kuroemon [casting].

11th lunar month of 1751: Namie played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Goemon's wife Oritsu in the kaomise drama "Sode Nikki Futatsu Domoe", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I; the role of Ishikawa Goemon was played by Mimasu Daigor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1752: Namie played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Kumagai's wife Sagami in the kaomise drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of Somekawa Konohŕ I and Someyama S˘jűr˘; the role of Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane was played by Ichikawa Danz˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1753: Namie's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II, Arashi Koroku I and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1753: Namie performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Taihei Kiso Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1754: Namie's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, fell two black strokes below j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1754: Namie performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Amaterasu ďmikami Iwado no Akebono", which was produced by Arashi San'emon IV.

1st lunar month of 1755: Namie's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, fell to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1755: Namie played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Shigetada's ny˘b˘ Hatsuse in the kaomise drama "Genpei ďgi Awase", which was produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ II.

12th lunar month of 1755: Namie played in the same theater the roles of Masatsura's ny˘b˘ Makiginu and the keisei Tamanoi in the drama "Kayou Kami Kuruwa Nikki"; the role of Kusunoki Masatsura was played by Ichikawa Danz˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1756: Namie played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Sekijo in Namiki Eisuke I's kaomise drama "Taihei Yamato Monogatari", which was produced by Anegawa Daikichi I.

1st lunar month of 1757: Namie played in the same theater the role of Yamana Saemon's ny˘b˘ Kiyotaki in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kongenki"; the role of Yamana Saemon was played by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

Fall 1757: Namie went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1757: Namie played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Sakuragi Gozen in the kiri ky˘gen drama "Kitano no Goengi Senbon Ume", which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and Somematsu Matsujir˘.

1st lunar month of 1758: Namie's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual]. 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; Namie played in the former theater the role of Zesai's ny˘b˘.

11th lunar month of 1758: Namie played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Tezuka's ny˘b˘ in the kaomise drama "Homare Musha Senri no Kachidoki", which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and Somematsu Matsujir˘; the role of Tezuka Tar˘ was played by Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1759: Namie's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, fell to one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. Namie played in the same theater the role of Oshizu Gozen in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kach˘zan".

Fall 1759: Namie went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1759: Namie played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Daigaku's wife Teriha in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Saiwai Genji Ch˘kyű no Maki", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I, celebrated the comeback in Kamigata of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I and the shűmei of Arashi Koiz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1760: Namie's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was only one black stroke below j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1760: Namie played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Teriha in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Ikinyorai Kogane no Kaomise", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I.

1st lunar month of 1761: Namie's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, fell to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual]. He performed in the same theater in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's drama "Kiritar˘ Tengű no Sakamori".

4th lunar month of 1761: Namie played in the same theater the role of Tsukubane in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1761: Namie performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "S˘tsui Hoshi Kamakura Kagami", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I.

4th lunar month of 1762: Namie played in the same theater the role of Wat˘nai's mother in the drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen"; the role of Wat˘nai was played by Nakayama Shinkur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1762: no record in any Kamigata kaomise.

11th lunar month of 1763: Namie performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Aun no Ishizue", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I.

1st lunar month of 1764: Namie's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

3rd lunar month of 1764: Namie played in the same theater the role of Hisakuni's okugata in the ni-no-kawari drama "Nagasaki Maruyama Saiken no Zu".

9th lunar month of 1764: premiŔre in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai of "Oriawase Tsuzure no Nishiki", based on the puppet drama "Katakiuchi Tsuzure no Nishiki", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I and celebrated the 16th anniversary (17th memorial service) of the passing away of the star Anegawa Shinshir˘ I. A similar play was staged one day later under a different title, "Hare Kosode Tsuzure no Nishiki", at the Naka no Shibai [casting]. The competition for the best performance and the best line-up was open between the 2 theaters. At the end, the performance at the Kado no Shibai was more successful than the one at the Naka no Shibai; Namie played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Ohari Osoyo [casting].

11th lunar month of 1764: Namie played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Tadafumi's okugata Hanazono in the kaomise drama "Tatsu no Miya Yunzei Kotobuki", which was produced by Mimasu Daigor˘ I.

5th lunar month of 1765: Namie played in the same theater the role of Sabu's ny˘b˘ "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1765: Namie played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Daigaku's k˘shitsu Omachi in the kaomise drama "ďzatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki" [1], which was produced by Mimasu Daigor˘ I.

1766: tour in Ise.

11th lunar month of 1766: Namie performed in Nagoya at the ďsu no Shibai; no record afterwards.

Comments:

Sanj˘ Namie I was outstanding in keisei, ny˘b˘ or okugata roles. His forte was onna bud˘ and he was also a good musician. He was j˘-j˘-kichi only for one season (1753) and he most likely died at the end of the Meiwa era.

[1] There were two zamoto at the Naka no Shibai, Mimasu Daigor˘ I and Nakamura Utaemon I, and there were two kaomise dramas produced in this theater. Nakamura Utaemon I produced the first drama and Mimasu Daigor˘ I produced the second drama. The two dramas had a different casting but used the same title "ďzatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki".

The actors Arashi Sangor˘ II (first from left), Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ II (second from left), Yamashita Jir˘sa I (second from right) and Sanj˘ Namie I (first from right) playing the roles of the koshimoto Chikusa, H˘j˘ no Yoshitoki, ??? and Morisuke's ny˘b˘ in the kaomise drama "Yasa Heike Sakiwake Musha", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1750 at the Naka no Shibai

The Yamashita Kamenoj˘ line of actors

The Sanj˘ Namie line of actors

 
Search this site powered by FreeFind
  Site map | Disclaimer
Contact | Main | Top | Updates | Actors | Plays | Playwrights | Programs | Links | FAQ | Glossary | Chronology | Illustrations | Prints | Characters | Derivatives | Theaters | Coming soon | News