|ARASHI SANGORÔ I|
Nickname: Kyôya Kiyû
Poetry name: Kiyû
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 1687 ~ 12th day of the 7th lunar month of 1739 
Son-in-law: Onogawa Kamegiku
Grandson: Arashi Raishi II (Arashi Sangorô III)
Great-grandsons: Arashi Raishi III, Arashi Sangorô IV
1687 ~ 1721: born in a house of farmers named Shimada. His first name was Kumagorô. He joined a troupe of children-actors (kodomo shibai) and performed at the Takeda no Shibai. He was spotted by Arashi Kanshirô I, who welcomed him on as a disciple and gave him the name of Arashi Sangorô I.
Fall 1721: he became disciple of Arashi San'emon III.
11th lunar month of 1721: Sangorô became tachiyaku and played at the Higashi no Shibai (Ôsaka) the role of Izuminosuke in the kaomise "Tenryû Chiryû Kogane no Suzunari", which was produced by his master.
11th lunar month of 1723: great kaomise in Ôsaka at the Kado no Shibai to celebrate the arrival of the Edo star Ôtani Hiroji I. The zamoto Arashi San'emon III produced the drama "Kogane no Hanagata" in which Sangorô played the role of Yomosaku.
1st lunar month of 1724: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of "Edoe Ukiyo Soga", an Edo-flavored new year drama welcoming in Ôsaka the Edo actor Ôtani Hiroji I; Sangorô played the role of Oniô Shinzaemon [more details].
Fall 1726: Sangorô went to Edo with Tsugawa Kamon.
Fall 1728: Sangorô went to Kyôto.
Fall 1730: Sangorô went to Ôsaka.
Arashi Sangorô I was a talented and popular tachiyaku actor, born and trained in Kamigata, who excelled in jitsugoto or yatsushigoto, especially in sewamono dramas. He was also an outstanding dancer, especially in hengemono or hyôshigoto.
 The 12th day of the 7th lunar month of the 4th year of the Genbun era was the 16th of August 1739 in the western calendar.
The Arashi Sangorô line of actors
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