SAKATA TďJ█Rď III

Stage names:

Sakata T˘jűr˘ III In Japanese
Sakata Sadashir˘ In Japanese
Tomizawa Sadashir˘ In Japanese
Sanj˘ Han'ya In Japanese

Guilds: Hiiragiya, Sakataya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Sharen

Existence: 1701 ~ 24th day of the 8th lunar month of 1774 [1]

Connection:

Masters: Tomizawa Chiyonosuke [2], Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II (?) [3]

Father: Sakata T˘jűr˘ I's nephew Sakata Hy˘shir˘ [6]

Adoptive father (?) [4]: Sakata T˘jűr˘ II

Son: Sakata K˘nosuke

Disciple: Sakata Sanzabur˘

Career:

1701~1730: born in Kamigata. His father Sakata Hy˘shir˘ [6] was a nephew of the star Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, who became a famous Nagauta utakata and the founder of the Sakata School of Music. He started his career as a wakashugata and a disciple of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II [3], who gave him the name of Sanj˘ Han'ya. He stopped acting for a while. He went back on stage as disciple of Tomizawa Chiyonosuke [2] and received the name of Tomizawa Sadashir˘. Later on, he was adopted by Sakata T˘jűr˘ II [4].

27th day of the 9th lunar month of 1724 [5]: his adoptive father Sakata T˘jűr˘ II died.

Fall 1730: he went to Edo with his father Sakata Hy˘shir˘ [6].

11th lunar month of 1730: he became tachiyaku and took the name of Sakata Sadashir˘ at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Irifune Hiru-ga-Kojima", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Segawa Kikunoj˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1737: the play "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Kawarasakiza, as a kaomise drama entitled "Urűzuki Ninin Kagekiyo"; Sadashir˘ played the role of Iba-no-Jűz˘ Kazuyoshi [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1738: Sadashir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1739: Sakata Sadashir˘ took the name of Sakata T˘jűr˘ III at the Kawarasakiza, playing the role of Tsumaga Magosabur˘ in the kaomise drama "Irifune Taiheiki"; his stage partners were Ogino Izabur˘ I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I, Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I and Yamamoto Ky˘z˘.

11th lunar month of 1744: T˘jűr˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Higashiyama Bandai no Watamashi".

11th lunar month of 1746: T˘jűr˘ became jitsuaku and played at the Moritaza the role of Toriumi Yasabur˘ in the kaomise drama "ďtorii Gojűshigun".

1st lunar month of 1747: T˘jűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th day of the 6th lunar month of 1749 [7]: his father Sakata Hy˘shir˘ [6] died.

11th lunar month of 1750: T˘jűr˘ switched back to tachiyaku and played at the Ichimuraza the role of Onchi Sakon in the kaomise drama "Gaijin Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Sanpachi I.

Fall 1752: T˘jűr˘ went to ďsaka after 21 seasons spent in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1752: T˘jűr˘ performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Nagoya Ori Hinatsuru no Nishiki", which was produced by Mimasu Daigor˘ I.

Fall 1753: T˘jűr˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1753: T˘jűr˘ performed at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Futaba no Nishiki Midori no Onikage"; his stage partners were Somematsu Shichisabur˘ I, Fujioka Daikichi, Imamura Shichisabur˘ II, Sawamura Kunitar˘ I, Arashi Tominosuke I, Onoe Montar˘ and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1754: T˘jűr˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

2nd lunar month of 1755: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5 acts puppet theater drama "Ono no T˘fű Aoyagi Suzuri", which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and staged at the Minamigawa no Shibai as a kaomise drama; T˘jűr˘ played the role of Deba Jir˘ Yoshizane [casting].

11th lunar month of 1756: T˘jűr˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of a uir˘ peddler ("Uir˘ Uri"), in reality Oni˘, in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Bimandai Kuniiri Kamakura Kagami", which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű.

Winter 1758: T˘jűr˘ went to Edo; he had to rest a little and did not take part in the kaomise program at the Nakamuraza.

1st lunar month of 1759: T˘jűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was one stroke below j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. T˘jűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Sukenobu and Yaoya Kyűbŕ in the new year drama in the new year drama "Hatsugai Wada no Sakamori".

Winter 1763: T˘jűr˘ was back in Ky˘to after a long tour in the countryside; he played in the 2nd lunar month at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Funaoka Shikibudayű in the kaomise drama "Otowayama Renbo no Taki", which was produced by Nakamura Senz˘.

11th lunar month of 1764: T˘jűr˘ became jitsuaku for one season.

Fall 1767: T˘jűr˘ went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1767: T˘jűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Sasaki Genz˘ in the kaomise drama "Nue Shiged˘ Sakiwake Yűsha".

11th lunar month of 1770: T˘jűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy˘ no Mato", which celebrated the shűmei of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Nakamura Sh˘ch˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke II, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III and Band˘ Sanpachi II.

11th lunar month of 1771: T˘jűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Sano no Gent˘ta in the kaomise drama "Kono Hana Yotsugi no Hachinoki".

1st lunar month of 1772: T˘jűr˘ played in the same theater the role of Terukuni in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

2nd lunar month of 1772: T˘jűr˘ played in the same theater the role of Oni˘ in the drama "Furisode Kisaragi Soga"; this was most likely his last performance in ˘shibai. He joined a travelling troupe (tabi shibai) and went on tour in the countryside.

24th day of the 8th lunar month of 1774 [1]: T˘jűr˘ died while on tour in Sendai.

Comments:

Sakata T˘jűr˘ III was a talented 18th century tachiyaku actor. Unlike Sakata T˘jűr˘ I or Sakata T˘jűr˘ II, his field of excellence was not wagoto but jitsugoto.

[1] The 24th day of the 8th lunar month of the 3rd year of the An'ei era was the xxth of September 1774 in the western calendar.

[2] Reported only in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Tomizawa Chiyonosuke was the first stage name, from 1702 to the end of 1718, of Tomizawa Bunzaemon.

[3] Reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran". Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II was in Edo while Sanj˘ Han'ya was in Kamigata. Was Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II really the master of Sanj˘ Han'ya?

[4] Reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten"; not reported in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[5] The 27th day of the 9th lunar month of the 9th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 12th of November 1724 in the western calendar.

[6] Sakata Heishir˘ in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[7] The 11th day of the 6th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Kan'en era was the 24th of July 1749 in the western calendar.

Sakata T˘jűr˘ III playing the role of Danj˘ Saemon in the kaomise drama "Genpei Tsűrikimaru", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1764 in Ky˘to

The Sakata T˘jűr˘ line of actors

 
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