SAKURADA JISUKE
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Sakurada Jisuke I
 

The sakusha Sakurada Jisuke I held this name from Spring 1760 to the 6th lunar month of 1806.

The name of Sakurada Jisuke I in the 1802 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Sakurada Jisuke II
 

The sakusha Matsushima Ch˘fu I held the name of Sakurada Jisuke II from the 11th lunar month of 1808 to the end of 1826 or the beginning of 1827.

The name of Sakurada Jisuke II in the 1819 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Sakurada Jisuke III
 

The sakusha Ky˘gend˘ Sak˘ II held the name of Sakurada Jisuke III from 1833 to the 12th lunar month of 1861.

The name of Sakurada Jisuke III in the 1839 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Sakurada Jisuke IV
Sakurada Jisuke IV  In Japanese | Kimura Enji II  In Japanese | Takaraya Motosuke  In Japanese | Fujimoto Motosuke  In Japanese / In Japanese | Fujimoto Suke  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Fujimoto Kichibŕ, he received the name of Fujimoto Suke. Then, he received the name of Fujimoto Motosuke [1] at an unknown date. He was recorded as a sakusha working at the Nakamuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1846. He worked at the Nakamuraza, along with his master who became Segawa Jok˘ III, on the drama "Kigoto no Hana Homare no Kisoyama" and the dance-drama "Yuki Furu Hana no Yoshino no Jűi". He became disciple of Sakurada Jisuke III at the end of the 1850s and took the name of Takaraya Motosuke. He took the name of Kimura Enji II [2] in the 1st lunar month of 1860 at the Moritaza, working along with Ky˘gend˘ Sak˘ II and Shinoda Kinji III, on the new year sogamono drama "Momo Chidori Nigiwai Soga" in which the 1762 puppet drama "Kishi no Himematsu Kutsuwa Kagami" (commonly called "Kishi Hime") was adapted for the first time to Kabuki. He took the name of Sakurada Jisuke IV in the 1st lunar month of 1864 at the Moritaza, working along with Ky˘gend˘ Sak˘ II, Kawatake Shinshichi II and Shinoda Kinji III on the new year drama "Kurikaeshi Mimasu no Tamamono", which welcomed in Edo the actor Nakamura Tsurusuke IV. He was active up to 1894. He became a journalist and died in ďsaka in 1897. His haimy˘ was Sak˘.

The name of Sakurada Jisuke IV in a 1862 Moritaza ehon banzuke (the zone within the red box)

 

Notes

[1] He used two different ideograms for the first ideogram of his first name:

Up to 1850 From 1850 to the end of the 1850s
藤本 藤本

[2] The name of Kimura Enji (another possible reading could be Sonoji) was not used since the 10th lunar month of 1800. Kimura Enji I was a disciple of Sakurada Jisuke I.

 
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