FUJIKAWA SANPACHI

Playwright names:

Fujikawa Sanpachi In Japanese
Fujikawa Ikk˘ In Japanese

Guild: Tosaya

Existence: 1723 ~ 28th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1775 [1]

Connection:

Father: Fujikawa Shigeemon

Master: Fujikawa Sakoku [2]

Son: Fujikawa Sango

Disciple: Fujikawa Hiyoshi

Career:

Before 1753: son of Fujikawa Shigeemon, he started his career in ďsaka as a disciple of Fujikawa Sakoku [2] at the end of the Enky˘ era. His first pen name was Fujikawa Ikk˘.

4th lunar month of 1754: he settled in Ky˘to and took the name of Fujikawa Sanpachi.

11th lunar month of 1755: Sanpachi became tatesakusha and worked, along Nakayama Gohachi and Ichiyama Bokuhei, at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Onna Monji Heike Monogatari", which was produced by Somematsu Matsujir˘.

2nd lunar month of 1756: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Sato no Kawazu".

11th lunar month of 1756: Sanpachi worked, along with Nakayama Gohachi and Sakurato Bunsaku, at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Ukematsuri H˘rai Yakata", which was produced by Somematsu Matsujir˘.

1st lunar month of 1757: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Tsukimatsuyama".

11th lunar month of 1757: Sanpachi worked, along with Sakurato Bunsaku, Nakayama Gohachi and Hanabusa Roch˘, at the Kitagawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Tsunomoji Keman no Yurai", which was produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1758: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5-act puppet theater drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki", which was originally written by Asada Icch˘, Nakamura Akei and Toyotake ďritsu in the 12th lunar month of 1757. It was simultaneously produced at the Minamigawa no Shibai [casting] and the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting]. Sanpachi worked at the latter theater on this drama, which is entitled "Keisei Niwatoriyama".

11th lunar month of 1758: Sanpachi worked, along with Nakayama Gohachi and Sakurato Bunsaku, at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Inari Yakata Irifune no Arashi", which was produced by Arashi Sangor˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1759: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the ni-no-kawari drama "Shima Gasane Keisei Zakura".

12th lunar month of 1759: Sanpachi worked, along with Amano Kyűshichi and Nakayama Gohachi, at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Bandai Fueki H˘rai Yakata", which was produced by Arashi Hinasuke I.

11th lunar month of 1763: Sanpachi worked, along with Namiki Sh˘z˘ I (tatesakusha), Hasegawa Senshi, Fujinami Sh˘hachi and Sakurato Bunsaku, at the Minamigawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "H˘raisan Hatsuhi no Kachidoki", which was produced by Arashi Matsunoj˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1764: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Hana no Shiroyama".

11th lunar month of 1765: Sanpachi worked, along with Sakurato Bunsaku and Namiki Gohachi, at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Shund˘ Tatewaki in the kaomise drama "Takara-Kita-Yama Kogane no Ishizue", which was produced by Ogawa Kichitar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1766: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Miyako no Fuji".

11th lunar month of 1772: Sanpachi worked in Ky˘to on the kaomise drama "ďsaka Zaiku Araki no Mokuz˘", which was produced by Yoshizawa Iroha I.

11th lunar month of 1774: Sanpachi worked in Ky˘to on the kaomise program "Akanesasu Kogane no Maruyama", which was produced by his son Fujikawa Sango; the main actors were Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Onoe Matsusuke I, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III and Arashi Hinasuke I.

28th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1775 [1]: Sanpachi died in Ky˘to.

Comments:

Fujikawa Sanpachi was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the beginning of the 1750s to the middle of the 1770s. His forte were oiemono dramas. He was said to be able to perfectly match actors and roles.

[1] The 28th day of the 3rd lunar month of the 4th year of the An'ei era was the 27th of April 1775 in the western calendar.

[2] The adopted son of Sanpachi's father Fujikawa Shigeemon

 
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