SAGAWA IMAGORď

Stage names:

Sagawa Imagor˘ In Japanese
Sagawa Masugor˘ II In Japanese
Sagawa Dengo In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Sagawa Masugor˘ I (?) [1]

Career:

Before 1752: he performed under the name of Sagawa Dengo as a koyaku in Kamigata miyaji shibai. He became katakiyaku and took the name of Sagawa Imagor˘.

11th lunar month of 1752: Imagor˘ performed for the first time in ˘shibai, in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Hatsubaika Asahi no Minato", which was produced by Yamashita Matatar˘ I.

First half of the 1750s: he took the name of Sagawa Masugor˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1756: Masugor˘ performed at the Kitagawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Ukematsuri H˘rai Yakata", which was produced by Somematsu Matsujir˘.

1st lunar month of 1757: Masugor˘ performed in the same theater in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Tsukimatsuyama".

11th lunar month of 1757: Masugor˘ played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Iga no Jűr˘ in the kaomise drama "Tsunomoji Keman no Yurai", which was produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1758: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5 acts puppet theater drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki", which was simultaneously produced at the Minamigawa no Shibai [casting] and at the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting]; Masugor˘ played in the latter theater the roles of a hinin and Nagase Tanz˘.

11th lunar month of 1758: Sagawa Masugor˘ II took the name of Sagawa Imagor˘ in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, performing in the kaomise drama "Inari Yakata Irifune no Arashi", which was produced by Arashi Sangor˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1759: Imagor˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. Imagor˘ performed in the same theater in the ni-no-kawari drama "Shima Gasane Keisei Zakura".

1760~1764: no record in Ky˘to/ďsaka ˘shibai.

1st lunar month of 1765: Imagor˘ played at the Uchino Shinchi Shibai [2] in Ky˘to the roles of Abe no Sadat˘ and Iwate in the drama "Keisei Adachi-ga-Hara"; the roles of Abe no Munet˘ and Sodehagi were played by Shinozuka S˘za and Tatsuoka Hisagiku. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Sagawa Imagor˘ was a Ky˘to katakiyaku actor, who was active in ˘shibai only for a few years between 1752 and 1759.

[1] An assumption without any proof. Sagawa Masugor˘ I was a minor katakiyaku actor, who was active in Kamigata during the Ky˘h˘ and Genbun eras.

[2] Uchino Shinchi was a kuruwa in Ky˘to.

The actors Sagawa Imagor˘ (left) and Fujioka Daikichi (right) playing the roles of the false Hoshino Saibŕ (in reality Honj˘ Sajibei) and the true Hoshino Saibŕ in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Naruo no Umi", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1753 at the Minamigawa no Shibai

 
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