|OGAWA KICHITARď III|
Ogawa Kichitar˘ III
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry names: Eishi, Baizan
Existence: 1785 ~ 18th day of the 9th lunar month of 1851
Master: Nakamura Utaemon III
3rd lunar month of 1805: Nakamura Motosabur˘ takes the name of Ogawa Kichitar˘ III.
Fall 1808: Kichitar˘ goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1808: Kichitar˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Yoritomo in the drama "Nure Yatsushi Kana no Inzen".
Fall 1809: Kichitar˘ goes back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1812: Kichitar˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai 3 roles in the drama "Hirugaesu Nishiki no Tamoto", which welcomes in ďsaka the Edo star Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III. Kichitar˘ also plays the roles of Momoi Wakasanosuke, Yasubei and Igo in "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
Summer 1815: tour in Nagoya.
1st lunar month of 1816: Kichitar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Watanabe Shizuma in the drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa".
5th lunar month of 1816: Kichitar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Kan˘nosuke Naonobu and Shinsaku in the drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki".
6th lunar month of 1833: Kichitar˘ plays the roles of Iwakuni Yajűr˘ and Tamata Jűsabur˘ in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", which is staged in the precincts of the Inaba Yakushi Temple in Ky˘to. He also plays the role of Hanshichi in the drama "Mai ďgi"; the role of Sankatsu is played by Nakamura Karoku I.
13th day of the 7th lunar month of 1838: his master Nakamura Tamasuke dies.
Fall 1839: Kichitar˘ goes to Edo.
1st lunar month of 1848: Kichitar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (meritorious - superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same ranking with Nakayama Bunshichi III.
18th day of the 9th lunar month of 1851: Kichitar˘ dies in ďsaka; his tombstone is said to be in the precinct of the Sh˘b˘ji Temple in the district of Teramachi in ďsaka.
Ogawa Kichitar˘ III achieved a very good reputation in his native Kamigata and also in Edo as a wagotoshi, who was expert in yatsushigoto. One of his most notable roles was Watanabe Shizuma in the "Igagoe" dramas. In his latter years, he performed also as a kashagata or an oyajigata. As he had no heir, his death resulted in end of the Ogawa clan.
Ogawa Kichitar˘ III playing the role of Watanabe Shizuma
in the drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa",
which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1825 at the Kitagawa no Shibai
The Ogawa Kichitar˘ line of actors
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