EDO KAOMISE 1718
   
Play title Zenkunen Yoroi Kurabe  In Japanese
Theater Moritaza
Producer Morita Kan'ya IV
Playwright ???

The kaomise drama "Zenkunen Yoroi Kurabe" was produced by Morita Kan'ya IV at the Moritaza in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1718 [1]. It celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Onoe Samon and the shűmei of both Ichikawa Kuz˘ and Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ II. It was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Shinomiya Genpachi Kamakura Gon-no-Kami
2 Ichikawa Kuz˘ Miura no Arajir˘
3 Miyakawa Hachir˘zaemon Taira no Ujimasa
4 Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I Fujiwara no Takenori
5 Mizuki Kikunoj˘ Momiji-no-Naishi
6 ďtani Hiroemon I Abe no Sadat˘
7 Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I Kamakura Gongor˘ Kagemasa
8 Mizuki Takejűr˘ Hachiman Tar˘
9 Nakamura Takesabur˘ I Onoe-no-Mae
10 Sengoku Hikosuke I Katsuta no Jir˘
11 Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I Matsuura Gor˘, in reality Abe no Munet˘
12 Kanazawa Heiroku Mitsut˘
13 Takamura Matashir˘ Ebimodayű
14 Asao Jűjir˘ Masaki
15 Ichikawa Monnosuke I Kamo no Jir˘
16 Tamazawa Rin'ya Shirotae

Others actors who took part in this kaomise program were:

Roles Actors
tachiyaku Imamura Motojűr˘ [2]
Shimada Uheiji
Someoka Genkichi
Yamazaki Jűgor˘
Kojima Heizaemon
Ichikawa Sanzabur˘
katakiyaku Yamanaka Heishir˘ I [3]
Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ II
kashagata Yamamura S˘zaemon
Uemura Heijűr˘
wakaonnagata Ichikawa Kaoru I
Nakamura Ugenji
Dekishima Daisuke II

[1] "I worked on this kaomise page in October 2018, almost 300 years afterwards!" (Sh˘riya Aragor˘)

[2] Imamura Motojűr˘ played the role of Mitachi Gontar˘.

[3] Yamanaka Heishir˘ I played the role of Yabuki Yat˘ta.

 
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