SEI BASETSU

Pen names:

Sei Basetsu In Japanese
Hirota Basetsu In Japanese
Sei Basetsu In Japanese
Sei Hidesuke In Japanese | In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Kanai Sansh˘

Disciple: Sei Hidez˘

Career:

7th lunar month of 1763: he started his career at the Nakamuraza, where he worked under the name of Sei Hidesuke.

11th lunar month of 1763: Hidesuke worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Kanai Sansh˘, Masuyama Kinpachi I, Nakamura T˘kitsu, Hata Bunsuke, Kanai Sanpei II and Kawai Kinji, on the kaomise drama "Daij˘bu Takadachi Jikki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II and Ichikawa Komaz˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1766: Hidesuke worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Kadota Sorobŕ, Dontsű Yosabŕ I, Nakamura Jűsuke II, Masuyama Kinpachi I and Kawatake Shinshichi I, on the kaomise drama "Kogane no Hana Kaijin Arasmusha", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Kirishima Gizaemon I.

11th lunar month of 1767: Hidesuke worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Kadota Sorobŕ, Dontsű Yosabŕ I, Kawatake Shinshichi I and Tsuuchi Denjűr˘ II, on the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Shizu no Furisode".

11th lunar month of 1769: Hidesuke became nimaime sakusha; he worked, along with Nakamura Jűsuke II, Nakamura Seikur˘ II, Minonaka Saiji and Kimura Yaichi, at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Na ni Takashi Kumoi no Yumihari", which welcomed in Edo the actors Yamashita Kinsaku II and Kasaya Matakur˘ II (who also celebrated his shűmei) and celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Shirogor˘ IV.

11th lunar month of 1771: he took the name of Sei Basetsu and worked at the Moritaza, along with Horikoshi Saiy˘, Ogi Batai, Nakamura Seikur˘ II, Kishida T˘tar˘ II and Sei Hidez˘ on the kaomise drama "Fukikaete Tsuki no Yoshiwara", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Nakamura Jűz˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1772: Basetsu worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono "Hatsu Akebono Niwatori Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune were played by Nakamura Jűz˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1772: Basetsu worked at the Moritaza, along with Horikoshi Saiy˘, Nakamura Torahachi, Masuyama Kinpachi I, Kasanui Sensuke I and Sei Hidez˘, on the kaomise drama "Izu Goyomi Shibai no Ganjitsu", which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ IV, Sawamura Kijűr˘ II and Mikuni Fujigor˘.

11th lunar month of 1773: Basetsu worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Nakamura Jűsuke II, Nakamura Seikur˘ II and Sei Hidez˘, on the kaomise drama "Kaeri Kiso Kigoto no Hatsumono", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danz˘ IV.

11th lunar month of 1774: Basetsu worked at the Moritaza, along with Masuyama Kinpachi I, Kasanui Sensuke I and Taguchi Kinz˘, on the kaomise drama "Ichi no Tomi Tsuki no Kaomise", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Nakamura Shingor˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1775: he took the name of Hirota Basetsu and worked at the Moritaza, along with Nakamura Jűsuke II and Masuyama Kinpachi I, on the kaomise drama "Kikujid˘ Shuen no Iwaya".

11th lunar month of 1776: Basetsu worked for the tatesakusha Sakurada Jisuke I at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Sugata no Hana Yuki no Kuronushi".

11th lunar month of 1777: Basetsu worked, along with Horikoshi Nis˘ji I (he fell ill and could not work on this drama) and Okuno Sasuke, at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Hito no Kuni Yori Mitsugi no Irifune", which celebrated the return to Edo of the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1779: Basetsu worked for the tatesakusha Masuyama Kinpachi I at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Eiyű Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1780: Basetsu worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono "Hatsu Akebono Niwatori Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune were played by Ichikawa Monnosuke II, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V.

11th lunar month of 1781: he took the name of Sei Basetsu and worked worked for the tatesakusha Kasanui Sensuke I at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Mukashi Otoko Yuki no Hinagata", which celebrated the shűmei of Matsumoto Sanjűr˘ and Ichiyama Sukejűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1782: Basetsu worked for the tatesakusha Kasanui Sensuke I at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Ise Heiji Eika Goyomi".

11th lunar month of 1783: Basetsu worked at the Moritaza on the drama "Ono no Terusaki Yuki no Akebono", which celebrated the shűmei of Sakata Hangor˘ III. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Sei Basetsu was an Edo sakusha, who was active for 20 years from 1763 to 1783. He worked for the best sakusha of the Meiwa/An'ei/Tenmei eras, like Kanai Sansh˘, Sakurada Jisuke I, Horikoshi Nis˘ji I, Nakamura Jűsuke II, Masuyama Kinpachi I or Kasanui Sensuke I.

The name of Sei Basetsu in a 1782 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the right side of the picture); all the names were the sakusha at the Nakamuraza (right), Ichimuraza (center) and Moritaza (left)

 
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