|ARASHI SHICHIGORď III|
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Shagan
Existence: 1761 ~ 5th day of the 11th lunar month of 1798 
Master: Arashi Shichigor˘ II
1780: Ryűz˘ went to Edo for a short stay. He went on tour in Sawara in the 6th lunar month, then went back to ďsaka.
Fall 1786: Ryűz˘ definitively settled in Edo.
11th lunar month of 1786: Ryűz˘ played at the Moritaza the roles of Kurando Yukihira and Ishida Sabur˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Musha Kiku no Sen'yoki", which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura Kameemon and Nakamura Kichisabur˘ III.
9th lunar month of 1790: the play "Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza; it celebrated the onagori ky˘gen of the Kamigata star Asao Tamejűr˘ I; Ryűz˘ played the role of Date no Jir˘ [more details].
11th lunar month of 1791: Ryűz˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Musashi Saemon in the kaomise drama "Kinme Nuki Genji no Kakutsuba", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VI.
5th lunar month of 1793: Ryűz˘ played in the same theater the roles of Ono no Kudayű and Ichimonjiya Saibŕ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
10th lunar month of 1794: due to some financial difficulties, the salaries of all the actors were drastically reduced. Ryűz˘'s yearly salary for the coming season was set to 250 ry˘ after a reduction of 10 ry˘.
9th lunar month of 1796: the play "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" was staged for the first time in Edo, simultaneously at the Kiriza and the Miyakoza; Ryűz˘ played the role of Ky˘goku no Takumi in the former theater [casting].
9th lunar month of 1798: Shichigor˘ appeared on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, where he played the roles of the taiko mochi Jir˘emon and Yazama Kinai in the drama "Taiheiki Chűshin K˘shaku".
5th day of the 11th lunar month of 1798 : Shichigor˘ died in Edo.
Arashi Shichigor˘ III was a good katakiyaku and jitsuaku actor, born and trained in Kamigata, who was very active in Edo for 12 years, from 1786 to 1798. He unfortunately died too young, before being able to reach the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi level. The print-maker T˘shűzai Sharaku, who had a brief but brilliant career between 1794 and 2nd lunar month of 1795 before disappearing mysteriously, left behind a few famous prints depicting this actor.
 Not reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" or the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database. As Arashi Shichigor˘ III was the third actor to use the haimy˘ Shagan, we assume he was de facto Arashi Shagan III.
 The 5th day of the 11th lunar month of the 10th year of the Kansei era was the 11th of December 1798 in the western calendar.
 The 28th day of the 5th lunar month of the 8th year of the Tenmei era was the 1st of July 1788 in the western calendar.
Arashi Shichigor˘ III playing the role of Igu no Jűr˘
in the kaomise drama "Kaikei Koky˘ no Nishikigi",
which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1797 at the Nakamuraza
The Arashi Shagan line of actors
The Arashi Ryűz˘ line of actors
The Arashi Shichigor˘ line of actors
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