YAMANAKA HEIKURď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Yamanaka Heikur˘ I
 

The actor Yamanaka Heikur˘ I held this name from the end of the 1680s to the 5th lunar month of 1724.

Yamanaka Heikur˘ I performing, along with Ichikawa Danz˘ I (bottom/left) and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I (bottom/right), in the kaomise drama "Tategami Teika Kazura", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1719 at the Ichimuraza

Yamanaka Heikur˘ II
Yamanaka Heikur˘ II  In Japanese | Yamanaka Heishir˘ II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Yamanaka Heikur˘ I, his first stage name was Yamanaka Heishir˘ II. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Yamanaka Heikur˘ II at the Ichimuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1730, playing the role of Hosoyama Minbunosuke in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Tokiwa Hachinoki". He became t˘dori at the Ichimuraza around 1743. He most likely died during the An'ei era. He did not achieve any fame for himself.

Yamanaka Heikur˘ III
Yamanaka Senka  In Japanese | Yamanaka Heikur˘ III  In Japanese | Sawamura Sawaz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Sawamura Kijűr˘ I, his first stage name was Sawamura Sawaz˘. He became katakiyaku in Edo around 1763 and was finally allowed to take the name of Yamanaka Heikur˘ III, in the 11th lunar month of 1781 at the Ichimuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Mukashi Otoko Yuki no Hinagata". He became t˘dori at the Ichimuraza in 1791 and was active there up to 1793, when the Ichimuraza went bankrupt and gave its license to the Kiriza. He called himself Yamanaka Senka in 1794 and his name stopped to be recorded during the Ky˘wa era.

 
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