OGINO IZABURď I

Stage name:

Ogino Izabur˘ I In Japanese

Other name:

Hagino Izabur˘ In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Shoch˘

Existence: 1703 ~ 6th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1748 [1]

Connections:

Master: Ogino Yaegiri I

Father-in-law: ďtani Hiroji I

Disciples: Ogino Itar˘, Ogino Tsutagor˘

Career:

1703 ~ 1721: born in Ise. He started his career in Ky˘to as a disciple of the actor Ogino Yaegiri I, who gave him the name of Ogino Izabur˘ I and trained him to perform koyaku roles.

1723: Izabur˘ settled in Edo to perform at the Ichimuraza.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11th lunar month of 1729: Izabur˘ moved to the Nakamuraza and played 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, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

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

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

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

Spring 1731: Izabur˘ played in the same theater the role of Princess Terute in the drama "Muko Denju Nishiki no Tazuna", whose plot and characters belonged to the "Oguri Hangan" world; his stage partners were 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˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Princess Matsugae in the kaomise drama "Wag˘ Ichiji Taiheiki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata star Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I.

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

11th lunar month of 1732: Izabur˘ became wakashugata and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yorikane in the kaomise drama "Yamato Kotoba Imagawaj˘", which welcomed 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, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

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

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

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

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

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

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

1736: his master Ogino Yaegiri I most likely died.

11th lunar month of 1736: Izabur˘ moved to the Nakamuraza and performed in the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sessh˘seki"; his stage partners were 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˘ played in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year program "Hatsuhikage Maizuru Soga"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari was played by Kameya Jűjir˘.

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

1st lunar month of 1738: Izabur˘ played 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 was played by Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II.

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

1st lunar month of 1739: Izabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1739: Izabur˘ moved to the Kawarasakiza and played in the kaomise drama "Irifune Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Sakata T˘jűr˘ III.

Fall 1740: Izabur˘ went back to Kamigata.

11th lunar month of 1740: Izabur˘ played in Ky˘to the role of Kusunoki Masatsura in the kiri ky˘gen "Hayazaki Taiheiki", which was 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, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

Fall 1741: Izabur˘ went to ďsaka.

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

1st lunar month of 1742: Izabur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

Fall 1742: Izabur˘ went to Ky˘to.

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

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

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

1st lunar month of 1744: Izabur˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was three black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

Fall 1744: Izabur˘ went to Edo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25th day of the 5th lunar month of 1747 [2]: his father-in-law ďtani Hiroji I died.

Summer 1747: Izabur˘ fell ill and had to stop acting.

6th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1748 [1]: Izabur˘ died in Edo.

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 dramas.

[1] The 6th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 5th year of the Enky˘ era was the 4th of March 1748 in the western calendar.

[2] The 25th day of the 5th lunar month of the 4th year of the Enky˘ era was the 2nd of July 1747 in the western calendar.

The Actor Ogino Izabur˘ I in the role of Soga no Gor˘, in the play "Juhakko Imayo Soga," performed at the Nakamura Theater in the first month, 1734
Artist: Torii Kiyomasu II
Date: 1734
The Art Institute of Chicago (print in the public domain)

Prints & Illustrations

The Ogino Izabur˘ line of actors

 
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