SAKATA HANGORď III

Stage names:

Sakata Hangor˘ III In Japanese
Band˘ Kumajűr˘ I In Japanese
Band˘ Kumajir˘ In Japanese

Guild: Sh˘gatsuya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Existence: 1756 ~ 6th day of the 6th lunar month of 1795

Connections:

Masters: Sakata Hangor˘ II, Ichimura Uzaemon IX

Disciple: Sakata Hangor˘ IV (?)

Career:

1756 ~ 1771: born in Edo. He starts his career at the Ichimuraza as a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon IX, who gives him the name of Band˘ Kumajir˘.

11th lunar month of 1771: Band˘ Kumajir˘ takes the name of Band˘ Kumajűr˘ I at the Ichimuraza, playing a katakiyaku role in the drama "Kono Hana Yotsugi no Hachinoki".

1771 ~ 1782: he becomes disciple of the actor Sakata Hangor˘ II at an unknown date.

17th day of the 5th lunar month of 1782: his master Sakata Hangor˘ II dies.

11th lunar month of 1783: Band˘ Kumajűr˘ I takes the name of Sakata Hangor˘ III at the Moritaza, playing the role of Aoyagi Midorinosuke in the drama "Ono no Terusaki Yuki no Akebono".

11th lunar month of 1788: Hangor˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Mitsuhide in Sakurada Jisuke I's kaomise drama "T˘zum˘ Hana no Edokata", which celebrates the return in Edo of the actor Nakamura Nakaz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1791: Hangor˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of Iga Heinai and Tametomo in the kaomise drama "Kinme Nuki Genji no Kakutsuba", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VI.

3rd lunar month of 1795: Hangor˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Kiriza, where he plays the role of Mitsuhide in the drama "Toki ha Ima Kuruwa no Hanamichi".

Comments:

Sakata Hangor˘ III was a good katakiyaku of the second half of the 18th century. His forte were jitsuaku roles, notably the role of Takechi Mitsuhide in Taik˘ki dramas.

Sakata Hangor˘ III playing the role of Ki no Natora in the drama "Komachi-mura Shibai no Sh˘gatsu", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1789 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Katsukawa Shunk˘)

Print made by Katsukawa Shunk˘ in 1789

Print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku in 1794

The Band˘ Kumajűr˘ line of actors

The Sakata Hangor˘ line of actors

 
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