SAWAMURA KODENJI
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Sawamura Kodenji I
  The actor Sawamura Kodenji I held this name from the 1680s to the 1700s.

Sawamura Kodenji I portraying Tsuyu-no-Mae (1698)

Sawamura Kodenji 1.2
Yamamoto Kamon II  In Japanese | Sawamura Kodenji  In Japanese | Toyoda Kogenta  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in 1721 in Ky˘to as an iroko named Toyoda Kogenta. He became wakaonnagata and took the name of Sawamura Kodenji in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1730, performing in the kaomise drama "Kunkoku ďe no K˘bai". He was never acknowledged as an official holder of the name. According to Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", he performed in Nagoya in 1734 and there was no record afterwards. According to the book "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran", this actor took the name of Yamamoto Kamon II in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1736 at the Kado no Shibai. No record after 1737.

Sawamura Kodenji II
 

The actor Morita Kan'ya VI held the name of Sawamura Kodenji II from the 11th lunar month of 1746 to the 10th lunar month of 1751.

Sawamura Kodenji II performing in the kaomise program "Onn˘ Taiheiki", which was staged at the Nakamuraza in the 1st lunar month of 1749

Sawamura Kodenji III
 

The actor Band˘ Sadajűr˘ held the name of Sawamura Kodenji III from the 11th lunar month of 1756 to the 10th lunar month of 1764.

Sawamura Kodenji III performing in the kaomise drama "Toki Tsukaze Heike Monogatari", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1759 at the Moritaza

Sawamura Kodenji IV
Sawamura Kodenji IV  In Japanese
 

A minor actor used the name of Sawamura Kodenji IV from the Tenmei era to the beginning of the Kansei era. Last record in the Edo 1792 hy˘banki.

The name of Sawamura Kodenji IV in the 1792 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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