SAKAKIYAMA SHIROTARď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I
 

The founder of the line Sakakiyama Sagisuke held the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I from the 11th lunar month of 1708 to the 10th lunar month of 1747.

The actors Arashi San'emon III (left) and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I (right) playing in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the roles of Toriya Manbŕ and Umebayashi Momotar˘ in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Imagawaj˘"

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II
 

The actor Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III held the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II from the 11th lunar month of 1747 to the 10th lunar month of 1766.

The actors Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II (left) and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I (right) playing the roles of Orachi and Sodesaka Kyűma in the drama "Keisei Koinariyama", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1764 at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III
 

The actor Sakakiyama Koshir˘ IV held the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1766 to the 10th lunar month of 1767.

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III performing in Tenmaya Kyűshichi's kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1766 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV
Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV  In Japanese | Yamashita Shirotar˘  In Japanese | Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV  In Japanese | Sakakiyama Kotar˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Nephew and disciple of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III, his first stage name was Sakakiyama Kotar˘ and he started his career as an iroko. Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III and Sakakiyama Kotar˘ took the names of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ IV and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the 11th lunar month of 1767, performing in the kaomise drama "Shinchoku Fukki no Kanatoko" which was produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ II. He performed under the name of Yamashita Shirotar˘ for a few years between 1784 and 1788. He took back the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV in 1788. His name appeared for the last time in a theater playbill around 1797.

Asao Tamejűr˘ I (top/left), Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV (top/right), Nakayama Shinkur˘ I (bottom/left) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I (bottom/right) playing the roles of Kiba no Gonpei, Gonpei's younger sister Oito, Asai Kenmotsu and the koshimoto Midori in the kaomise drama "Shinchoku Fukki no Kanatoko", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1767 in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater

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Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V
Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V  In Japanese | Matsushima Shirotar˘  In Japanese | Matsushima Kuniz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. This actor started his career at the beginning of the 1790s, as a disciple of Matsushima Matsuemon, who gave him the name of Matsushima Kuniz˘ and trained him to perform in hama shibai venues in ďsaka like the Takeda no Shibai or the Wakadayű no Shibai. He took the name of Matsushima Shirotar˘ around 1800. He was adopted by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV, along with Sakakiyama Koshir˘ V, in order to secure the future of the Sakakiyama clan of actors. He took the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V in 1803. He excelled in jitsugoto and became zagashira in hama shibai but never performed in ˘shibai. He most likely died in the middle of the Bunsei era and had no heir when he passed away.

The name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V in the 1821 Kamigata hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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