ANEGAWA KIYOSABURď

Stage names:

Anegawa Kiyosabur˘ In Japanese
Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I In Japanese

Poetry name: Kishaku

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Anegawa Shinshir˘ I

Family map: the Anegawa Clan

Career:

11th lunar month of 1725: disciple of Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, he received the name of Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I and made his debut on stage (hatsubutai) in Ky˘to, where he performed as a wakaonnagata iroko in the kaomise drama "Sampukutsui Eiga no Shikishi".

11th lunar month of 1731: Chiyosabur˘ played the role of the keisei Takahashi in the kaomise drama "Hirakana Imagawaj˘", which was produced in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater; his stage partners were Arashi San'emon III, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Somenoi Hanshir˘, Yashio Ikuemon and Tomizawa Montar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1732: Chiyosabur˘ became zamoto and produced at Miyako Mandayű's theater the kaomise drama "Hatsubutai Kogane no Ishizue", in which he played the role of Gendayű's musume Nishikigi and which celebrated the shűmei of both Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ II and Haruyama Genshichi II.

1st lunar month of 1733: Chiyosabur˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shared the same rank with Tomizawa Montar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1733: Chiyosabur˘ produced in Ky˘to the kaomise drama "Meotogura Kogane no Masugata".

Fall 1734: Chiyosabur˘ and Nakamura Shingor˘ I went together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1734: Chiyosabur˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Secchű no Tamatori".

1st lunar month of 1735: Chiyosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Segawa Kikunoj˘ I and Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1735: Chiyosabur˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of the musume Tegashiwa in the kaomise drama "Tono Zukuri Shinoda Zuma".

1st lunar month of 1736: Chiyosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He shared the same rank with Segawa Kikujir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1736: Chiyosabur˘ moved to the Ichimuraza, where he played the role of Princess Tatsu in the kaomise drama "Izu Genji H˘rai Yakata", which celebrated the arrival in Edo from Ky˘to of the actor Tomizawa Montar˘ I and the shűmei of Tsuruya Nanboku II.

11th lunar month of 1737: Chiyosabur˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actors Yamamoto Ky˘z˘, Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Kaneko Mantoku. He also took the name of Anegawa Kiyosabur˘ at the end of the 11th lunar month in the same theater, playing the role of Kurando's spouse in the drama "Shin Yakata K˘y˘gun".

1st lunar month of 1738: Kiyosabur˘ appeared on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, where he played 2 roles in the new year sogamono "Takara Soga Nyogo no Shimadai".

3rd lunar month of 1738: Chiyosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was back to j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Tomizawa Montar˘ I.

1738~1739: he fell ill and retired from the Kabuki world.

Comments:

Anegawa Kiyosabur˘ made a short but successful career from the middle of the 1720s to the end of the 1730s. Trained in Ky˘to as an onnagata actor, he achieved fame for himself in Edo. He was said to be an excellent dancer.

Anegawa Kiyosabur˘ (middle), Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II (left) and Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I (right) playing the roles of Kurando's spouse, Komamonoya Genshichi and Harunaga in the drama "Shin Yakata K˘y˘gun", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1737 at the Nakamuraza

Print made by Torii Kiyonobu (1736~1737)

The Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ line of actors

 
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