SODESAKI ISENO
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Sodesaki Iseno I
 

The actor Sodesaki Iseno I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1719 to the 2nd lunar month of 1735.

Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II and Sodesaki Iseno I playing the roles of Gonshichi and Matsuyo-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Tokiwa Hachinoki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1730 at the Ichimuraza

Sodesaki Iseno II
Sodesaki Iseno II  In Japanese | Sodesaki Umesabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Sodesaki Iseno I, his first stage name was Sodesaki Umesabur˘. First recorded performance in the 11th lunar month of 1759, in Edo at the Nakamuraza. He took the name of Sodesaki Iseno II in the 11th lunar month of 1760 at the Nakamuraza. He became wakaonnagata in 1763. No record after 1764.

The name of Sodesaki Iseno II in the 1763 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Sodesaki Iseno III
 

The actor Ichikawa Monzabur˘ I [1] held the name of Sodesaki Iseno III from the 11th lunar month of 1778 to 1785.

The name of Sodesaki Iseno III in the 1779 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

[1] It was reported in the latest edition (2012) of the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran" that Sodesaki Iseno III became a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ IV and changed his stage name to Ichikawa Beniz˘ and Ichikawa Monzabur˘ I. This was not the case in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" in which it was written that Sodesaki Iseno III died in Edo in 1785. Below, an image taken from the 1786 Ky˘to/ďsaka hy˘banki with the name of Ichikawa Monzabur˘ (name written in the red box) and a text saying that his actor used to be named Sodesaki Iseno (name written in the blue box):

 
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