|YOSHIZAWA AYAME IV|
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Poetry names: Kokai, Shunsui, Hak˘
Existence: 1737 ~ 28th day of the 9th lunar month of 1792 
Adoptive father: Yoshizawa Ayame II
Master: Yamashita Matatar˘ I
Disciples: Yoshizawa Goroichi II, Yoshizawa K˘nosuke, Yoshizawa Mikiz˘
Family map: the Yoshizawa Clan
1737 ~ 1745: born in Kamigata. He started his career as a disciple of the actor Yamashita Matatar˘ I, receiving the names of Yamashita Koshikibu and Yamashita Ichigor˘ at unknown dates. Then, he joined Yoshizawa Ayame II, who gave him the name of Yoshizawa Goroichi I.
11th lunar month of 1752: Goroichi went back to Kamigata; he played at the Kitagawa no Shibai in the drama "Tenka Taiheiki", which was produced by Arashi San'emon IV and celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura Otoemon II.
11th lunar month of 1753: Yoshizawa Goroichi I took the name of Yoshizawa Man'yo II, playing the role of Princess Hayasaki in the drama "Nakatomi Sandaijin", which was produced by Ichimura Sanohachi at the Naka no Shibai.
2nd lunar month of 1754: Man'yo played the role of Konami in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was produced in the same theater. The role of Konami's mother Tonase was played by Yoshizawa Ayame II.
11th lunar month of 1754: Man'yo went to Edo and took back the name of Yoshizawa Goroichi I, performing at the Nakamuraza.
11th lunar month of 1764: Yoshizawa Goroichi I took the name of Yoshizawa Sakinosuke III at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Hanauri Osue (the flower-selling girl Osue) in the drama "Wakaki no Hana Suma no Hatsuyuki".
Fall 1775: Sakinosuke went back to Kamigata, after 22 seasons spent in Edo.
11th lunar month of 1775: Sakinosuke achieved a great success in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, playing the role of Kaoyo in the drama "Hachitanashi Hyaku Monogatari", which was produced by Ogawa Kichitar˘ I.
10th lunar month of 1776: Sakinosuke played in the same theater the role of Kuzu-no-Ha in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami".
7th lunar month of 1778: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the play "Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki"; Sakinosuke played the roles of Nikki Danj˘'s wife Urafuji, Kisakata Gozen, Saichi's wife Nayotake, Yarite Omiya and Izumo no Okuni [casting].
9th lunar month of 1787: Ayame appeared on stage for the last time, performing in ďsaka at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai.
28th day of the 9th lunar month of 1792 : Ayame died.
Yoshizawa Ayame IV was the only member of this line to spend more than half of his career in the Edo theaters.
 The 28th day of the 9th lunar month of the 4th year of the Kansei era was the 12th of November 1792 in the western calendar.
 The 18th day of the 7th lunar month of the 4th year of the H˘reki era was the 4th of September 1754 in the western calendar.
 The 18th day of the 11th lunar month of the 3rd year of the An'ei era was the 20th of December 1774 in the western calendar.
Yoshizawa Ayame IV in a print made by Katsukawa Shunk˘
The Yoshizawa Sakinosuke line of actors
The Yoshizawa Ayame line of actors
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