Sakata Tjr I
  The actor Sakata Tjr I held this name from his childhood to the 11th lunar month of 1709.

Sakata Tjr I in the hybanki "Ogakuzu" (1699)

Sakata Tjr II
Sakata Tjr II  In Japanese | Sakata Chzaemon  In Japanese | Kuwana Chzaemon  In Japanese

Born in Kamigata in 1669. He started as a disciple of Sakata Tjr I and performed as a tachiyaku actor in miyaji shibai or inaka shibai in the Kyto/Nara area. His first stage names were Kuwana Chzaemon and Sakata Chzaemon. He took the name of Sakata Tjr II in the 1st lunar month of 1711 in Kyto, playing in the new year drama "Keisei Nidai Otoko". He most likely retired from shibai around 1714 and died the 27th day of the 9th lunar month of 1724 [1]. This actor, who was nicknamed Fushimi Tjr (because he was from the district of Fushimi in Kyto), was far inferior to his master the great Sakata Tjr I. He was the adoptive father of Sakata Tjr III and the master of Sakata Hangor I. He might also have been the adoptive father of Sakata Ichitar [2].

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Sharen Kuwanaya

Shinomiya Heihachi II (left) and Sakata Tjr II (right) playing the roles of Oen and inosuke in the kaomise drama "Toshitokujin Midoribune", which was staged in Kyto at Ebisuya Hatsuday's theater in the 1st lunar month of 1714

Sakata Tjr III
  The actor Sakata Tjr III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1739 to the 8th lunar month of 1774.

Sakata Tjr III playing the role of Danj Saemon in Namiki Shz I's kaomise drama "Genpei Tsrikimaru", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1764 in Kyto

Sakata Tjr IV
  The actor Sakata Tjr IV held this name from December 2005 to November 2020.

Sakata Tjr IV playing the role of the Wisteria Maiden in the dance "Fuji Musume" (illustration courtesy of RANCHUROW (2008) all rights reserved)

[1] The 27th day of the 9th lunar month of the 9th year of the Kyh era was the 12th of November 1724 in the western calendar.

[2] Sakata Ichitar was said to be either the adopted son of Sakata Tjr II or a disciple of Sakata Hangor I. Or maybe both ...

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