ONOE FUJAKU III

Stage names:

Onoe Fujaku III In Japanese
Onoe Tokumatsu II In Japanese

Guild: Nanbuya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Seiga (?)

Existence: 1793 ~ 5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1831

Connections:

Master: Onoe Koisabur˘ I

Brother: Onoe Shinshichi II

Son: Onoe Fujaku V

Career:

1793 ~ 1818: he starts his career as a disciple of Onoe Koisabur˘ I, who gives him the name of Onoe Tokumatsu II. He spend most of his early years performing in the precincts of temples or shrines in ďsaka or Ky˘to (miyaji shibai).

9th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1809: his master Onoe Koisabur˘ I dies.

18th day of the 6th lunar month of 1818: his brother Onoe Shinshichi II dies.

1818 ~ 1819: Onoe Tokumatsu II takes the name of Onoe Fujaku III.

2nd ~ 3rd lunar months of 1819: tour in Nagoya; Fujaku performs at the Seijuin no Shibai, sharing the stage with Kataoka Ichiz˘ I, Nakayama Ittoku II and Arashi Mitsugor˘.

11th lunar month of 1822: Fujaku plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Sonobe Saemon in the drama "Z˘ho Usuyuki Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1823: Fujaku plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Honda Dainaiki in the drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa".

3rd ~ 6th lunar months of 1824: tour in Nagoya; Fujaku performs at the Seijuin no Shibai, sharing the stage with Arashi Sankatsu III, Arashi Mitsugor˘ and Ichikawa Tsuruz˘.

5th lunar month of 1825: Fujaku plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Gengobŕ in the drama "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime".

1st lunar month of 1826: Fujaku achieves a great success at the ďnishi no Shibai by playing the role of Oguri Hangan in the drama "Hime Kurabe Futaba Ez˘shi"; the role of Princess Terute is played by Nakayama Isshi I.

7th lunar month of 1826: Fujaku plays in the same theater the role of Hagizuka Narutonosuke in the drama "Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami".

2nd lunar month of 1827: Fujaku plays at the Takeda no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke, Hayano Kanpei and Yashichi in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; his main stage partners are Onoe Tamiz˘ II, Kataoka Ichiz˘ I and Nakayama Isshi I.

1st lunar month of 1829: Fujaku plays at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Miyagi Asojir˘ in the drama "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto".

1st lunar month of 1831: Fujaku suddenly falls ill and dies in ďsaka.

Comments:

Onoe Fujaku III was a Kamigata tachiyaku, specialized in wajitsu, who spent most of his career in ďsaka minor theaters (hama shibai) and his later years at the ďnishi no Shibai.

Fujaku was a haimy˘ used by the actors Onoe Koisabur˘ I and Onoe Shinshichi II, who never held the name of Onoe Fujaku but were acknowledged as the first and the second in this line of actors.

Onoe Fujaku III playing the role of the wakat˘ Shinbŕ in the drama "Azuma Namari Koi no Fukagawa" (print made by Shunkyokusai Hokumei in 1830)

Print made by Juk˘d˘ Yoshikuni in 1822

The Onoe Fujaku line of actors

 
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