SEGAWA JOKď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Segawa Jok˘ I
 

The sakusha Segawa Jok˘ I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1783 to the 1st lunar month of 1794.

The name of Segawa Jok˘ I in the 1786 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Segawa Jok˘ II
 

The sakusha Segawa Jok˘ II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1801 to the 11th lunar month of 1833.

The name of Segawa Jok˘ II in the 1814 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Segawa Jok˘ III
 

The sakusha Segawa Jok˘ III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1850 to June 1881.

The name of Segawa Jok˘ III in a 1855 Ichimuraza ehon banzuke (the name within the red box)

Segawa Jok˘ IV
Segawa Jok˘ IV  In Japanese | Kawamura Taichi  In Japanese | Segawa Jok˘ IV  In Japanese
 

Born in 1857. He was one of the in-laws of Segawa Jok˘ III. He started his career as a disciple of the fiction writer Tamenaga Shunk˘, who gave him the pen name of Tamenaga Ak˘ [1]. He took the name of Segawa Jok˘ IV in 1897. He wrote for the actor Sawamura Tossh˘ III the drama "Shinsaku Yakko no Koman", which was premiered in January 1898 at the Miyatoza [more details]. He became disciple of Fukuchi ďchi in October 1898 and worked under his real name at the Kabukiza on the classic "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki". He took back the name of Segawa Jok˘ IV in October 1900 at the Miyatoza, where he worked on the drama "Imaizumi Hachir˘" starring Sawamura Tossh˘ III in the eponymous role. In his latter years, he was a mainstay at the Kabukiza. He died the 17th of January 1938. His real name was Kawamura Taichi and he was the father of Segawa Jok˘ V.

Segawa Jok˘ V
Segawa Jok˘ V  In Japanese | Segawa Shunr˘ [2]  In Japanese
 

Born the 10th of June 1889. He was the son of Segawa Jok˘ IV. When he was still a young boy, he performed in the troupe led by Kawakami Otojir˘. He even travelled in Europe with this troupe. He worked mainly in Kansai for the Sh˘chiku Company. He worked either on Kabuki or on Shinpa scripts. A few of his scripts were also adapted to movies between 1935 and 1940. He died the 11th of November 1957. His real name was Kawamura Kazuomi.

 

Notes

[1] Another possible reading for the first name could be Karasue instead of Ak˘ (low probability).

[2] Another possible reading for the first name could be Haruo instead of Shunr˘.

 
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