OGINO IZABURď I

Stage names:

Ogino Izabur˘ I
Hagino Izabur˘

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Shoch˘

Existence: 1703 ~ 6th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1748

Connections:

Master: Ogino Yaegiri I

Father-in-law: ďtani Hiroji I

Disciples: Ogino Itar˘, Ogino Tsutagor˘

Career:

1703 ~ 1721: born in Ise. He starts his career in Ky˘to as a disciple of the actor Hagino Yaegiri, who gives him the name of Hagino Izabur˘ and lets him play koyaku roles.

3rd lunar month of 1723: Hagino Izabur˘ goes to Edo and takes the name of Ogino Izabur˘ I at the Ichimuraza, achieving a great success by performing in the drama "Neirishi Soga".

11th lunar month of 1723: Izabur˘ becomes wakashugata and plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Watanabe Tsuna in the kaomise drama "Hinagata Shűten D˘ji".

1st lunar month of 1724: Izabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He plays in the same theater the role of Danzabur˘ in the new year drama "Yomeiri Izu Nikki".

11th lunar month of 1724: Izabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Masayuki in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

11th lunar month of 1725: Izabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Semimaru Onna Moy˘".

11th lunar month of 1726: Izabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Araoka Genta in the kaomise drama "Hinazuru Tokiwa Genji", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Arashi Sangor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1727: Izabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Imagawa Motoyoshi's daughter Mangetsu in the kaomise drama "Goshozome K˘y˘ Gunki", which celebrates the return in Edo of the actor Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1728: Izabur˘ becomes wakaonnagata and plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Sanuki no Tsubone in the kaomise drama "Kikusui Yoshino no Dairi".

11th lunar month of 1729: Izabur˘ moves to the Nakamuraza and plays the role of Okuni and a young man in the tanzen style in the kaomise drama "Ume Goyomi Konrei Nagoya".

1st lunar month of 1730: Izabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

Fall 1730: The actors Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, ďtani Hiroji I, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I and Izabur˘ perform together at the Nakamuraza in the drama "Meigetsu Gonin Otoko" ("Five men under the August moon") [casting].

11th lunar month of 1730: Izabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Morihisa's wife in the kaomise drama "Irifune Hiru-ga-Kojima", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the actor Segawa Kikunoj˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1731: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of the courtesan Takama in the drama "Keisei Fukubiki Nagoya" [casting].

Spring 1731: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Princess Terute in the drama "Muko Denju Nishiki no Tazuna", whose plot and characters belong to the "Oguri Hangan" world. His stage partners are Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II (Oguri Hangan), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II (Got˘ Saemon), Segawa Kikunoj˘ I (Tsumagi) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I (Onitsugu).

11th lunar month of 1731: Izabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Princess Matsugae in the kaomise drama "Wag˘ Ichiji Taiheiki", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata star Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1732: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year sogamono "Hatsugoyomi Ainai Soga"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1732: Izabur˘ becomes wakashugata and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Yorikane in the kaomise drama "Yamato Kotoba Imagawaj˘", which welcomes in Edo the 2 Kamigata stars Anegawa Shinshir˘ I and Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1733: Izabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1733: Izabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nagi no Hana Asahi Genji".

1st lunar month of 1734: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year drama "Jűhakk˘ Imay˘ Soga"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1734: Izabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Yamagami Gennai Saemon in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Secchű no Tamatori", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Nakamura Shingor˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1735: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year sogamono "Meizan Kasane Soga"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1735: Izabur˘ moves to the Kawarazakiza and plays the role of Sanada no Yoichi in the kaomise drama "Banzei Ikioi Izu Nikki".

1st lunar month of 1736: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the bombastic "Ya-no-Ne" scene, which is part of the new year drama "ďkazari Nigiwai Soga".

11th lunar month of 1736: Izabur˘ moves to the Nakamuraza and plays in the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sessh˘seki". His stage partners are ďtani Hiroji I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Arashi Otohachi I, Narumi Goroshir˘ I, Hayakawa Denshir˘, Nakamura Kichibŕ I and Kameya Jűjir˘ (who arrives from Kamigata).

1st lunar month of 1737: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year program "Hatsu Hikage Maizuru Soga"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Kameya Jűjir˘.

11th lunar month of 1737: Izabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actors Yamamoto Ky˘z˘, Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Kaneko Mantoku.

1st lunar month of 1738: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year program "Takara Soga Nyogo no Shimadai"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1738: Izabur˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Han'ya Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Ume Yakata Inaba no Matsu", which celebrates the shűmei of Sawamura Yodogor˘ I and the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Tatsuoka Hisagiku.

11th lunar month of 1739: Izabur˘ moves to the Kawarazakiza and plays in the kaomise drama "Irifune Taiheiki".

Fall 1740: Izabur˘ goes back to Kamigata.

11th lunar month of 1740: Izabur˘ plays in Ky˘to the role of Kusunoki Masatsura in the kiri ky˘gen "Hayazaki Taiheiki", which is produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I and staged from the 15th day of the 11th lunar month.

1st lunar month of 1741: Izabur˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1741: Izabur˘ goes to ďsaka and plays the role of Kikusui Tamonnosuke in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Yakata Bandai no Kame", which is produced by Fujikawa Heikur˘'s son Fujikawa Kamenoi at the Kado no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1742: Izabur˘ goes to Ky˘to and plays at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Fuwa Banzaemon in the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Konrei Nagoya", which is produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I; the role of Banzaemon's rival Nagoya Sanza is played by Fujioka Daikichi.

1st lunar month of 1743: Izabur˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1743: Izabur˘ plays in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise program "Yomeiri ďshimadai", which is produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I and celebrates the shűmei of Sanj˘ Mankatsu.

1st lunar month of 1744: Izabur˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is one little rank below j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

Fall 1744: Izabur˘ goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1744: Izabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kach˘ Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1745: Izabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year drama "Hagoromo Kotobuki Soga". His stage partners in the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune are Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1745: Izabur˘ moves to the Ichimuraza and plays the role of Matsuura Gor˘ in the kaomise program "Onna Kusunoki Yosooi Kagami", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata onnagata Yoshizawa Ayame II.

1st lunar month of 1746: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year drama "Kikeba Mukashi Soga Monogatari"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune are played by Ichimura Kamez˘ I and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1746: Izabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Aioi Izu Nikki", which welcomes in Edo the actors Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I and Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1747: Izabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Yaoya Oshichi in the new year drama "Tamakushige Yosooi Soga".

3rd lunar month of 1747: the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" is performed for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza; Izabur˘ plays the role of Takebe Genz˘ [casting].

5th lunar month of 1747: his father-in-law ďtani Hiroji I dies.

Summer 1747: Izabur˘ falls ill and has to stop acting. He dies the next year the 6th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1748.

Comments:

Ogino Izabur˘ I was a talented actor, who started his career in Ky˘to but moved to Edo at the age of 20 and became a popular wakashugata and wakaonnagata actor. He turned to tachiyaku roles from 1738 and was able to perform roles in the opposite styles of aragoto and wagoto. He also excelled in bud˘goto roles. One of his best roles was Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year sogamono.

Ogino Izabur˘ I

Print made by Torii Kiyonobu in 1726

The Ogino Izabur˘ line of actors

 
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