KANAI Y█SUKE
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Kanai Yűsuke I
 

The sakusha Kanai Yűsuke I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1798 to 1801.

The name of Kanai Yűsuke I in a 1799 Edo hy˘banki (the name within the red box)

Kanai Yűsuke II
 

The sakusha Kanai Sangy˘ held the name of Kanai Yűsuke II from 1826 to Fall 1827.

Kanai Yűsuke III
Kanai Yűsuke III  In Japanese | Matsui Yűsuke III  In Japanese | Matsui Hanji  In Japanese | Matsui Hanji  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. When he was young, he worked in a embroidery and foiling shop in Edo in the district of Hasegawa-ch˘ and his name was Matsuya Kobŕ. With the patronage of Mimasuya Nis˘ji, he became sakusha and received the pen name of Matsui Hanji. He worked in the 11th lunar month of 1825 at the Nakamuraza on Tsuruya Nanboku IV's kaomise drama "Oniwaka Kongen Butai". He worked in the 11th lunar month of 1828 at the Nakamuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Segawa Jok˘ II and Tajima Konosuke I, on the kaomise drama "Motomishi Hana Otogi Heike"; Hanji's yearly salary was 30 ry˘ [1]. He took the name of Matsui Yűsuke III in the 11th lunar month of 1832 and worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Segawa Jok˘ II, on the kaomise drama "Goban Tadanobu Yuki no Kuroshiro", which celebrated the 3-generation shűmei of Iwai Tojaku, Iwai Hanshir˘ VI and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III. He took the name of Kanai Yűsuke III in the 11th lunar month of 1833 and worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Koi Yoriiru Tsui no Yumitori". He worked in the 11th lunar month of 1837 at the Ichimuraza, along with Nakamura Jűsuke IV and Fukumori Kyűsuke II [2], on the kaomise drama "Onikirimaru Mimasu no Kakutsubo". No record afterwards. This nimaime sakusha worked closely for Iwai Hanshir˘ VI.

The name of Kanai Yűsuke III in a 1836 Edo ehon banzuke (the zone within the red circle)

 

Notes

[1] Tsuruya Nanboku IV, the best Edo playwright, was paid 175 ry˘. Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, the zagashira at the Nakamuraza, was paid 600 ry˘.

[2] Others sakusha were Hon'ya Hanshichi, Tsuuchi Jihŕ IV and Shinoda Sasuke.

 
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