|JITSUKAWA ENJAKU III|
Real name: Amaboshi Sh˘z˘
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Sh˘gan
Existence: 3 January 1921 ~ 14 May 1991
Grandfather: Jitsukawa Enjaku I
Father: Jitsukawa Enjaku II
Disciples: Jitsukawa Enr˘ II, Jitsukawa Jakunosuke, Jitsukawa Enju
Family map: the Jitsukawa Clan
1927: he makes his first stage appearance in ďsaka at the Naniwaza.
March 1934: he takes the name of Jitsukawa Enjir˘ II at the ďsaka Kabukiza, playing the role of Soga Jűr˘ in the drama "Ikitate Soga".
October 1947: Enjir˘ plays for the first time the role of Sanbas˘ in the dance "Ayatsuri Sanbas˘", which is staged at the Misonoza (Nagoya); his stage partners are Nakamura Ganjir˘ II (Okina) and Nakamura Senjaku II (Senzai).
February 1951: his father Jitsukawa Enjaku II dies.
April 1954: revival (the 1st since the end of WW2) at the Nakaza of Katsu Genz˘ III's drama "Ogasawara S˘d˘"; Enjir˘ plays the roles of Ogasawara Haito, the yakko Kikuhei (in reality the fox of Mt. My˘jin) and Koheiji [casting].
September 1958: Enjir˘ makes a great performance at the Nakaza (ďsaka), playing the roles of Kumagai Naozane, Issun Tokubŕ and Yohei in the dramas "Kumagai Jin'ya", "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" and "Abura no Jigoku".
June 1959: Enjir˘ plays at the Minamiza the role of Gofukuya Jűbŕ in the "Numazu" scene of the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku". His stage partners are Kataoka Nizaemon XIII (Heisaku) and ďtani Tomoemon VII (Oyone). The play is performed with the same casting in July in Nagoya at the Misonoza.
June 1961: Enjir˘ plays for the first time the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami", which is staged at the T˘yoko Hall (T˘ky˘). This role is one of the most prestigious ones in the Kamigata Kabuki.
September 1963: Enjaku celebrates his shűmei at the ďsaka Shinkabukiza, playing the roles of Ishikawa Goemon and Kameya Chűbŕ in the dramas "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri" and "Fűin Giri". Ishikawa Goemon was the most famous role of his late father Jitsukawa Enjaku II.
December 1963: Enjaku plays for the first time the role of Heisaku in the "Numazu" scene of the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku", which is staged at the Kabukiza. His stage partners are Morita Kan'ya XIV (Gofukuya Jűbŕ) and ďtani Tomoemon VII (Oyone).
January 1965: premiere at the Nakaza of the spectacular hengemono "ďtsue D˘j˘ji"; Enjaku plays the roles of the wisteria maiden, a falcon-handler, a zat˘, a boatman and the ˘tsue demon [more details].
January 1971: Enjaku plays at the Kabukiza the role of the villain Matsunaga Daizen in the jidaimono "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki". His stage partners are Nakamura Shikan VII (Princess Yuki) and Morita Kan'ya XIV (T˘kichi).
June 1972: tour in Europe.
April 1987: Enjaku takes part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which includes the famous Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].
December 1988: Enjaku plays for the last time the role of Heisaku in the "Numazu" scene of the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku", which is staged at the Minamiza (Ky˘to). His stage partners are Nakamura Senjaku II (Gofukuya Jűbŕ) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX (Oyone).
January 1990: Enjaku plays for the last time the role of Sanbas˘ in the dance "Ayatsuri Sanbas˘", which is staged at the Kabukiza. His stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX (Okina) and Ichikawa Monnosuke VII (Senzai).
December 1990: Enjaku appears on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at the Gion Kaburenj˘, playing the role of Hayano Kanpei in the michiyuki "Michiyuki Tabiji no Hanamuko"; the role of Okaru is played by Onoe Baik˘ VII.
Jitsukawa Enjaku III was a great tachiyaku of the second half of the twentieth century, trained in the traditions of the Kamigata Kabuki. He unfortunately died without a son to transmit his art and name, putting an end to the Jitsukawa clan.
The Jitsukawa Enjir˘ line of actors
The Jitsukawa Enjaku line of actors
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