SAKATA HANGORď I

Stage name:

Sakata Hangor˘ I In Japanese

Guild: Sh˘gatsuya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Sanky˘

Existence: 1683 ~ 23rd day of the 4th lunar month of 1735 [1]

Connection:

Master: Sakata T˘jűr˘ II

Disciples: Sakata Hangor˘ II, Sakata Sajűr˘ I, Sakata Ichitar˘ (?) [2], Sakata Raiz˘

Career:

1683 ~ 1712: born in Kamigata. He started his career as a disciple of Sakata T˘jűr˘ II, who gave him the name of Sakata Hangor˘ I. He mainly performed in countryside village theaters.

1st lunar month of 1713: Hangor˘ settled in Edo and performed as a tachiyaku at the Nakamuraza in the new year sogamono drama "ďkazari Kan˘ Soga".

11th lunar month of 1714: Hangor˘ became katakiyaku and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Tori-no-Umi Yagor˘ in the kaomise drama "Banmin Daifukuch˘".

11th lunar month of 1717: Hangor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Sadamasa in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki H˘nen Mitsugimono".

1st lunar month of 1718: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

1st lunar month of 1719: Hangor˘ achieved a great success at the Nakamuraza by playing the role of Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year sogamono drama "Kaibyaku Sakayaki Soga".

11th lunar month of 1719: Hangor˘ became tachiyaku and played at the Moritaza the role of ďt˘-no-Miya in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki".

2nd lunar month of 1720: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1722: Hangor˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Kamada Masakiyo Hy˘e in the kaomise drama "Yoshitomo Fukujukai".

1st lunar month of 1723: Hangor˘ played in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year sogamono drama "Suiry˘ Soga".

11th lunar month of 1724: Hangor˘ became jitsuaku and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Higashiyama Onnanosuke in the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Okuni Kabuki".

1st lunar month of 1725: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1725 ~ Fall 1727: Hangor˘ performed in Edo as a tachiyaku.

11th lunar month of 1727: Hangor˘ became jitsuaku again and played at the Moritaza the role of Nagasaki Kageyu Saemon in the kaomise drama "H˘nen Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1730: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1730: Hangor˘ played at the Moritaza the role of the r˘nin Sukejűr˘, in reality Abe no Sadat˘, in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Michinoku no Miyako".

1st lunar month of 1731: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was back to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1731: Hangor˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Nikki Danj˘ Saemon in the kaomise drama "Higashiyama Dono Eiga Butai"; his stage partners were ďtani Hiroji I, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I, Yamamoto Hikogor˘, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Sodesaki Iseno I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Hayakawa Shinkatsu and Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1732: Hangor˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Tsuwamono Kongen Hiru-ga-Kojima".

1st lunar month of 1733: Hangor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, fell to j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1733: Hangor˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Sh˘hon Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1734: Hangor˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Kiyohara no Iehira in the kaomise drama "Michinoku Yunzei Genji".

23rd day of the 4th lunar month of 1735 [1]: Hangor˘ died at the Ichimuraza; a chronicler wrote that "from the stage of the Ichimuraza, he enters the backstage of heaven".

Comments:

Sakata Hangor˘ I was a good tachiyaku and jitsuaku actor, who was able to perform in the aragoto style. His most notable role was Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year sogamono. His popularity started to decline in the 1730s.

[1] The 23rd day of the 4th lunar month of the 20th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 13th of June 1735 in the western calendar.

[2] Sakata Ichitar˘ was said to be either the adopted son of Sakata T˘jűr˘ II or a disciple of Sakata Hangor˘ I. Or maybe both ...

The actors Sakata Hangor˘ I (top) and Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV in a print made by Okumura Toshinobu

Prints & Illustrations

Print made by Okumura Toshinobu

The Sakata Hangor˘ line of actors

 
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