ďSAKA KAOMISE 1756
   
Play title Sakiwake Sh˘hon Kagami  In Japanese
Theater Naka no Shibai
Producer Todoki Kikumatsu [1]
Playwrights ???

The kaomise drama "Sakiwake Sh˘hon Kagami" was produced in the 11th lunar month of 1756 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai by Todoki Kikumatsu. The opening day was the 6th day of the 11th lunar month of the 6th year of the H˘reki era, which was the 27th of December 1756 in the western calendar. It celebrated the shűmei of Asao Tamejűr˘ I. The drama was mixing characters and story elements coming from "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari", "Genpei Nunobiki no Taki", "Goto Sanba" and "S˘ma Tar˘". "Sakiwake Sh˘hon Kagami" was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Matsushima Otojűr˘ [2] Sonobe Saemon
2 Todoki Kikumatsu [1] Princess Usuyuki
3 Toyomatsu Hisagiku [3] Magaki
4 Todoki Masuz˘ [4] Kamei no Rokur˘
5 Nakamura Bunshichi (?) ???
6 Fujikawa Kanz˘ (?) Dankur˘
7 ??? Akizuki Daizen
8 Arashi Yogoroku [5] Shibukawa T˘ma
9 Sawai Ky˘jűr˘ [6] Ry˘suke's mother
10 Yamatogawa Motoz˘ [7] Ry˘suke
11 Arashi Kisanta Oshizu
12 Somekawa Zenz˘ [8] Gotobŕ
13 Yamatogawa Motoz˘ [7] Izumi no Sabur˘
14 Todoki Masuz˘ [4] The yakko Tsumahei
15 Arashi ??? ???
16 Minakawa ??? ???
17 Sawai Ky˘jűr˘ [6] Sait˘ Bett˘ Sanemori

[1] This wakaonnagata actor and zamoto was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Todoki Kikumatsu's rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual].

[2] This tachiyaku actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Matsushima Otojűr˘'s rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual].

[3] This wakaonnagata actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Toyomatsu Hisagiku's rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

[4] This tachiyaku actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Todoki Masuz˘'s rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was one black stroke above j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual (right)].

[5] This katakiyaku actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Arashi Yogoroku's rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was (superior) [visual]. Another possible reading for his first name could be Shigoroku.

[6] This tachiyaku actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Sawai Ky˘jűr˘'s rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

[7] This tachiyaku actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Yamatogawa Motoz˘'s rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

[8] This tachiyaku actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Somekawa Zenz˘'s rank in the 1757 ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

 
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