SENGOKU HIKOSUKE I

Stage names:

Sengoku Hikosuke I
Sengoku Hikogor˘

Guild: Sh˘gatsuya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Sh˘gatsuya

Existence: 1684 ~ 26th day of the 4th lunar month of 1740

Connection:

Master: Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I

Son: Nakamura Sukegor˘ I

Grandson: Nakamura Sukegor˘ II

Disciple: Sengoku Hikojűr˘

Career:

1684 ~ 1691: he starts his career at an early age, as a disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, who gives him the name of Sengoku Hikosuke.

Summer 1691: some trouble in his Edo theater leads him to go to Ky˘to.

9th lunar month of 1691: Hikosuke performs as a d˘kegata at Miyako Mandayű's theater in Ky˘to.

5th lunar month of 1699: Hikosuke goes back to Edo to perform at the Nakamuraza and changes the way to write his first name:

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千石彦介 千石彦助

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1st lunar month of 1703: Hikosuke plays at the Yamamuraza the role of Dait˘nai in the new year drama "Keisei Asama Soga"; he changes the way to write his family name:

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千石彦助 仙石彦助

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3rd day of the 2nd lunar month of 1708: his master Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I dies.

1st lunar month of 1713: Hikosuke's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1714: Hikosuke plays at the Moritaza the role of Gontar˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Ryűko Futatsu Gashira".

11th lunar month of 1715: Hikosuke plays at the Moritaza the role of Higashiyama Yoshimasa in Mitsushima Shichir˘zaemon's drama "Hayazaki Onna Shimabara".

11th lunar month of 1717: Hikosuke plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Tsuneyo in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki H˘nen Mitsugimono".

Fall 1721: Hikosuke goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1721: he becomes tachiyaku, takes the name of Sengoku Hikogor˘ and plays at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Shachihoko".

1st lunar month of 1722: Hikosuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

Fall 1723: he goes back to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1723: he takes back the name of Sengoku Hikosuke I, playing as a d˘kegata at the Moritaza the role of Natorigawa Mikinoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Yorimasa Kaikeizan".

1st lunar month of 1724: Hikosuke's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, is back to j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

26th day of the 4th lunar month of 1740: Hikosuke dies in Edo; his tombstone is located in the precinct of the Zen'˘in temple, a subtemple of the famous J˘shinji, in the district of Hirano.

Comments:

Sengoku Hikosuke I was a popular 18th century actor, who was considered as the first Edo d˘kegata.

Sengoku Hikosuke I climbing a wall in a revenge play (1711)

 
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