ďSAKA KAOMISE 1756
   
Play title Daimatsu Kyokusuke Tanzen Ropp˘  In Japanese
Theater ďnishi no Shibai
Producer Daimatsu Kyokusuke
Playwrights Namiki Sh˘z˘ I, Matsuda Hyakka, Namiki ďsuke

The kaomise drama "Daimatsu Kyokusuke Tanzen Ropp˘" was produced in the 11th lunar month of 1756 in ďsaka at the ďnishi no Shibai by Daimatsu Kyokusuke. It was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Band˘ Iwagor˘ Nikuminosuke
2 Daimatsu Kyokusuke T˘nai Tar˘ [1]
3 Takenaka Heikichi The yamabushi Nik˘b˘
4 Nakayama Gonjűr˘ Okamoto Ipp˘
5 Tatsuoka Hisagiku The young dancing girl Ohyaku
6 Band˘ Kunigor˘ I Kugami Tanbŕ
7 Nakamura Koisa Princess Hanagata
8 Hanagiri Saiz˘ Chitose (?)
9 Nakayama Bunshichi I Okada Mushanosuke
10 Minakawa Yaheiji The k˘shitsu Zek˘in
11 Kiriyama Monji I Mihara Ikkaku
12 Anegawa Shinshir˘ II Mihara Ikkaku's son [2]
13 Asao Motogor˘ I Mihara Ikkaku's ny˘b˘ Son˘
14 Nakayama Shinkur˘ I Takamura G˘suke
15 Matsuya Raisuke II Yugaki Hatsunosuke

[1] In fact, a comical character looking like T˘nai Tar˘. This character was famous in ďsaka as it usually performed the ropp˘ technique in the tanzen style.

[2] Mihara Ikkaku's son's name could be Ushimatsu or Yoshimatsu. We could prefer Ushimatsu as the boy in this story was born the year of the ox (ushi). He committed seppuku as a migawari self-sacrifice.

 
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