IZUMIKAWA SENNOSUKE

Stage names:

Izumikawa Sennosuke In Japanese
Izumikawa Ginnosuke III In Japanese

Playwright name:

Kaneshima Kaisuke In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Disciple: Izumikawa Hyakumatsu

Career:

1712: first record; he performed in ďsaka as a wakaonnagata and his first stage name was Izumikawa Ginnosuke III.

11th lunar month of 1714: he took the name of Izumikawa Sennosuke in ďsaka and performed in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which was produced by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu II for the nadai ďsaka Tazaemon.

1715: he performed in ďsaka as a wakashugata.

11th lunar month of 1716: Sennosuke switched back to wakaonnagata roles and played the role of the keisei Yoshida in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Ichigura", which was produced in ďsaka by Sawamura S˘jűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1717: Sennosuke played in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of the menoto Takase in the kaomise drama "Meryű Oryű Kogane no Uroko", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

1st lunar month of 1718: Sennosuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (shiro)j˘ ((white) superior).

11th lunar month of 1718: Sennosuke achieved a great success at the ďnishi no Shibai by performing in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Ch˘ja Bandaigura", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of Sugiyama Kanzaemon III.

3rd lunar month of 1719: Sennosuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (superior).

11th lunar month of 1720: Sennosuke played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Gensuke's sister Komaki in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Nishiki no Kusazuri", which was produced by the zamoto Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

11th lunar month of 1722: Sennosuke performed in the kaomise drama "Shingoten Aioi no Komatsu", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

3rd lunar month of 1723: Sennosuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1723: Sennosuke performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise "Kogane no Hanagata", which was produced by the zamoto Arashi San'emon III and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I.

1st lunar month of 1724: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of "Edoe Ukiyo Soga", an Edo-flavored new year drama welcoming in ďsaka the Edo actor ďtani Hiroji I; Sennosuke played the role of Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ [more details].

11th lunar month of 1725: Sennosuke played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Koyuki in the kaomise drama "Gokoku J˘ju Naniwa no Yakata", which was produced by the zamoto Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1726: Sennosuke performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Gosha no Yonegura Fukki no Yama", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1727: Sennosuke played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the keisei Kotoura in the kaomise drama "Imosegami Aioi no Futabayama", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1728: Sennosuke played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Tar˘bŕ's ny˘b˘ Okatsu in the kaomise drama "Kunkoku ďe no Kishi", which was produced by Sanogawa Hanazuma I; the role of Kagokaki Tar˘bŕ was played by Sawamura Otoemon I.

1st lunar month of 1729: Sennosuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1729: no record of any kaomise performance in ďsaka or in Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1730: Sennosuke played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Otaki in the kaomise drama "Meotogura Wag˘ no Nakatomi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III; his stage partners were Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ II, Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Sanogawa Hanazuma I and Hanagiri Toyomatsu I.

1st lunar month of 1731: Sennosuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

12th lunar month of 1731: Sennosuke played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Takinoi in the kaomise drama "ďyamato Wag˘ no Tsuchi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1732: Sennosuke played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Oren in the kaomise drama "Shikishima Wak˘ no Tsuzumi".

11th lunar month of 1733: Sennosuke performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Genji Rokujűj˘".

11th lunar month of 1734: Sennosuke played at the Kado no Shibai the role of the keisei Takahashi in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata In'y˘ no Ishizue".

11th lunar month of 1735: Sennosuke played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Hidenoshin's ny˘b˘ Sakurai in the kaomise drama "ďyamato Kane no Kinzan"; the role of Todoroki Hidenoshin was played by Arashi Sanjűr˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1736: Sennosuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1738: Sennosuke played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Oteru in the kaomise drama "Sanpukutsui Kogane no Ichigura", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1740: Sennosuke was expected to perform at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Hanaikusa Nishiki no Manmaku". He fell ill and stopped acting.

Beginning of the 1740s: he was back in the Kabuki world, not as an actor but as a sakusha. His pen name was Kaneshima Kaisuke.

11th lunar month of 1742: Kaisuke works in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, along with Katamatsu Kanryű and Sawamura Ayasuke, on the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Konrei Nagoya" which was produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

3rd lunar month of 1743: Kaisuke works in Ky˘to in the same theater on the drama "Furisode Onna Narukami"; No record afterwards.

Comments:

Izumikawa Sennosuke was a 18th century onnagata actor, who was active in ďsaka from the beginning of the 1710s to the end of the 1730s. He became sakusha in Ky˘to at the beginning of the 1740s

Izumikawa Sennosuke (top), Tamiya Shirogor˘ (bottom/left) and Sawamura Otoemon I (bottom/right) playing the roles of the keisei Takahashi, Tada Katsuemon and Iwabuchi J˘noshin in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata In'y˘ no Ishizue", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1734 at the Kado no Shibai

 
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