SODESHIMA ICHIYA
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Sodeshima Ichiya I
Sodeshima Ichiya I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Sodeshima Ichiya I was a popular and talented wakaonnagata actor, who was active in Kamigata from the end of the Kanbun era to the end of the Enp˘ era. He excelled in hy˘shimai and onry˘goto. He was also the master of Sodeshima Ichiya II and Sodeshima Genji.

Sodeshima Ichiya II
 

The actor Sakata Seiemon held the name of Sodeshima Ichiya II from the beginning of the 1680s to 1699.

Sodeshima Ichiya II in an ilustration from the book "Hana no Edo Kabuki Nendaiki"

Sodeshima Ichiya III
 

The actor Sodeshima Genji held the name of Sodeshima Ichiya III from the 11th lunar month of 1716 to 10th lunar month of 1719.

Sodeshima Ichiya III (left) and Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I (right) playing the roles of Otaku and Kumagai Tsunaemon in the kaomise drama "Meryű Oryű Kogane no Uroko", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1717 in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai

 
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