NAMIKI GOHEI III

Playwright names:

Namiki Gohei III In Japanese
Shinoda Kinji II In Japanese
Shinoda S˘roku In Japanese

Pen name: Namikinoya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Existence: 1789 ~ 14th day of the 10nd lunar month of 1855 [1]

Connection:

Master: Namiki Gohei II

Son: Namiki Gohei IV

Disciple: Shinoda Sasuke

Career:

1789: born in Edo.

1789 ~ 1819: disciple of Shinoda Kinji I, he receives the name of Shinoda S˘roku.

7th day of the 7th lunar month of 1819: his master Namiki Gohei II dies.

1824: he takes the name of Shinoda Kinji II.

11th lunar month of 1833: he takes the name of Namiki Gohei III at the Moritaza, working on the drama "Shitenn˘ Kabuki no Yorizome".

3rd lunar month of 1839: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of Gohei's dances "Kaminari Send˘", "Yashiki Musume" and "Yuki no Shakky˘", which stars the actor Sawamura Tossh˘ I [more details].

3rd lunar month of 1840: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of Gohei's dance-drama "Kanjinch˘" [more details].

Spring 1841: Gohei goes to ďsaka to work at the Kado no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1845: Gohei goes back to Edo to work at the Kawarazakiza on the new year sogamono "Sakigake Genji Soga no Tehajime", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Shinsha I.

7th lunar month of 1847: Gohei works at the Ichimuraza, along with Shimizu Sh˘shichi II, Sakurada Jisuke III, Matsushima Y˘suke III, Tajima Konosuke II and Fukumori Kyűji, on a great program which is entitled "Onoe Baiju Ichidai Banashi" and which commemorates the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of late Onoe Sh˘roku I.

1849: Gohei goes to Nagoya and to Kamigata with the star ďkawa Hashiz˘ I.

Summer 1848: Gohei works as a sakusha for the actor Onoe Tamiz˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1851: Gohei works in ďsaka at the Wakadayű no Shibai on the drama "Iwami Jűtar˘".

14th day of the 10nd lunar month of 1855 [1]: Gohei dies in Edo.

Comments:

Namiki Gohei III was an Edo sakusha, who worked on more than 30 dramas. "The third Gohei was a follower of the second Namiki, and it was he who collaborated with the seventh Danjűr˘ in giving the finishing touches to "Kanjinch˘", Kabuki's music-drama masterpiece." (ZoŰ Kincaid in "Kabuki, the Popular Stage of Japan")

[1] the 14th day of the 10th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Ansei era was the 23rd of November 1855 in the western calendar.

The name of Namiki Gohei III in a 1840 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the right side of the picture); all the names were the sakusha at the Kawarazakiza

 
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