YOSHIZAWA GOROICHI
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Yoshizawa Goroichi I
 

The actor Yoshizawa Ayame IV held the name of Yoshizawa Goroichi I from the 11th lunar month of 1744 to the 10th lunar month of 1753, then a second time from the 11th lunar month of 1754 to the 10th lunar month of 1764.

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV (left) and Yoshizawa Goroichi I (right) playing the roles of a kairaishi and the courtesan ďiso no Tora in the new year drama sogamono "Soga Biiki Nihon Zakura", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1762 at the Nakamuraza

Yoshizawa Goroichi II
Yoshizawa Goroichi II  In Japanese | Yoshizawa Kichijűr˘  In Japanese
 

Born in 1768. Disciple of Yoshizawa Ayame IV, he received the name of Yoshizawa Kichijűr˘ and started his career in Edo, where he performed as a wakaonnagata. He took the name of Yoshizawa Goroichi II in the 11th lunar month of 1782 in Edo. He went to Kamigata with his master in Fall 1787. His rank in the 1792 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He was recorded as living in ďsaka in the district of Kur˘emon-ch˘. He was specialized in koshimoto or ny˘b˘ roles, excelling in sewamono dramas. No stage record afterwards. He died the 6th day of the 7th lunar month of 1795 [1].

The name of Yoshizawa Goroichi II in the 1792 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

[1] The 6th day of the 7th lunar month of the 7th year of the Kansei era was the 20th of August 1795 in the western calendar.

 
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