SAKON IB

Stage name:

Sakon Ib In Japanese

Existence: ??? ~ 23rd day of the 11 lunar month of 1715 [1]

Career:

1694: recorded for the first time, in an Edo hybanki; he was a kashagata.

1st lunar month of 1695: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was naka-no-j (superior in the middle class).

1st lunar month of 1697: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Daifukuch Sankai Nagoya", which included the first bombastic "Shibaraku" scene in Kabuki history.

3rd lunar month of 1699: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was naka (middle class).

5th lunar month of 1699: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the drama "Katsuragi Sayo Arashi".

11th lunar month of 1699: Ib played at the Nakamuraza the role of the tsubone Takahashi in the kaomise drama "Taira no Kiyomori Bijin Zoroi".

1st lunar month of 1701: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Keisei shkun".

3rd lunar month of 1701: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was naka (middle class) in one hybanki and j (superior) [visual] in another hybanki. Ib performed in the same theater in the sumidagawamono "Shusse Sumidagawa".

5th lunar month of 1701: Ib performed in the same theater in Mimasu Hygo's drama "Nihon Gion Shja".

11th lunar month of 1701: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Keisei Ikazuchi Mond".

3rd lunar month of 1702: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was j (superior) [visual].

10th lunar month of 1702: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the drama "Ygao no Kannon Hben".

3rd lunar month of 1703: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was j-j (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1703: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Shinshun Niwatori Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1704: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Konrei Iro Komachi".

3rd lunar month of 1705: Ib played at the Nakamuraza the role of Princess Chj's mother in the drama "Chj-hime Mitsu no Kuruma"; the role of Princess Chj was played by Nakamura Gentar.

11th lunar month of 1706: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Uji Genji Yumihari-zuki", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Fujimura Handay II and Yoshioka Motome II.

11th lunar month of 1707: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Su no Naishi Azuma Nishiki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Arashi Kiyosabur I.

1st lunar month of 1708: Ib played in the same theater the role of the mother of the Soga Brothers in the new year sogamono drama "Keisei Arashi Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor Tokimune and Soga Jr Sukenari were played by Tomizawa Hanzabur I and Nakamura Shichisabur I [2].

3rd lunar month of 1708: Ib played in the same theater the role of Hjin in Nakamura Seigor II's drama "Chj-hime Ky Hiina".

11th lunar month of 1708: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Miyasundokoro Monomiguruma".

11th lunar month of 1709: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Imagawaj Ryshun Katoku".

3rd lunar month of 1710: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1710: Ib performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Shinsen Kazanin".

1st lunar month of 1711: Ib played at the Nakamuraza the role of the mother of the Soga Brothers in the new year sogamono drama "Senrei Suehiro Soga"; the role of Soga Gor Tokimune was played by Nakajima Kanzaemon I.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1711: Ib played at the Nakamuraza the role of the tsubone Takahashi in the kaomise drama "Mitsu Uroko Katoku Biraki".

1st lunar month of 1712: Ib performed in the same theater in the new year sogamono drama "Kotobuki Maizuru Soga". No stage record afterwards.

3rd lunar month of 1712: Ib's rank in the Edo hybanki, kashagata section, was j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

12th lunar month of 1712: Ib did not perform at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Konrei Shinoda Zuma" but his rank in the Edo hybanki in the 4th lunar month of 1713, kashagata section, was j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Kokan Tarji I.

23rd day of the 11 lunar month of 1715 [1]: Ib died in Edo.

Comments:

Sakon Ib was a popular Edo kashagata actor, who was active from the middle of the 1790s to the beginning of the 1710s. He performed only in one theater: the Nakamuraza.

[1] The 23rd day of the 11 lunar month of the 5th year of the Shtoku era was the 18th of December 1715 in the western calendar.

[2] This was the last appearance on stage for the Edo star Nakamura Shichisabur I.

Nakamura Denkur I (top/1st from left), Nakamura Shichisabur I (top/2nd from left), Sakon Ib (top/2nd from right), Ogawa Zengor I (top/1st from right), ??? (bottom/1st from left), Tsutsui Kichijr I (center) and Hayakawa Hatsuse (bottom/1st from right) playing the roles of the tfuya Densuke, Fujiwara no Harutoki, Princess Chj's mother, Emi no Oshikatsu, Harutoki's Okame, Harutoki's wife Matsugae and Shiratama in the drama "Chj-hime Mitsu no Kuruma", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1705 at the Nakamuraza

 
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