MIMASU INEMARU
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Mimasu Inemaru I
 

Born in ďsaka in 1834. He was the son of the painter Nishikawa Kuniharu and the grandson of the star Kataoka Nizaemon VII. His brothers were Kataoka Gat˘ II and Kataoka Ichiz˘ III. He started his career in 1840 as a disciple of the actor Mimasu Daigor˘ IV, who gave him the name of Mimasu Inemaru I. He made a short but quite successful career on the stages in ďsaka or Ky˘to, in ˘shibai or hama shibai. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 3rd lunar month of 1858, at the Minamigawa no Shibai, where he played the role of Omiwa in the classic "Imoseyama Onna Teikin". He also played the roles of Sadasuke, Shirai Gonpachi and Banzuiin Ch˘bŕ in "Edo Shiire". He unfortunately fell ill and died the 27th of the 4th lunar month of 1858. He was able to play a wide range of roles, either as a tachiyaku or an onnagata. He was said to excel in wagoto and jitsugoto.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Baish˘ Ky˘masuya

Mimasu Inemaru I playing the role of Ky˘ya Jűzabur˘ in the drama "T˘t˘migata Koi no Shiranami", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1852 at the Chikugo no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Mimasu Inemaru II
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. The first stage name of this Kamigata actor was Nakamura Utawaka. He became a disciple of Mimasu Daigor˘ V in 1864 and received the name of Mimasu Inemaru II.

Mimasu Inemaru III
 

Born in Ky˘to in 1858. He started his career in 1863 in ďsaka, becoming at a very young age a disciple of the actor Onoe Sh˘roku and receiving the names of Onoe Kamesabur˘ and Onoe Matsunosuke I. He joined the Jitsukawa clan in February 1874, under the patronage of Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ I, taking the name of Jitsukawa Momonosuke. His marriage created a bound to Kataoka Ichiz˘ III, who was the brother of Mimasu Inemaru I. He was allowed to take the name of Mimasu Inemaru III in 1888. He settled in T˘ky˘ at the end of his career, where he appeared on stage for the last time, at the Engiza, in July 1901, playing the roles of Samonnosuke and Yahei in the dramas "Fud˘ Mankichi" and "Takada no Adauchi". He died in T˘ky˘ the 22nd of August 1901.

Mimasu Inemaru III playing the role of Itan Sazen in the drama "Eh˘ Narita Koyomi no Mankichi" which was staged in February 1899 at the Ichimuraza (print made by K˘ch˘r˘ H˘sai)

 
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