SAKAKIYAMA KOSHIRď III

Stage names:

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III
Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II
Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ I
Sakakiyama Sentar˘

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Senshi

Existence: 1724 ~ 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1767

Connection:

Father: Sakakiyama Sagisuke

Brother: Sakakiyama Koshir˘ IV

Disciple: Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV

Career:

1730s: he starts his career as a wakashugata, performing under the name of Sakakiyama Sentar˘. He later on receives the name of Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ I.

Fall 1739: Jűtar˘ goes with his father Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I to ďsaka.

12th lunar month of 1739: Jűtar˘ plays in the drama "Kewai Musha ďmi Genji", which is produced at the ďnishi no Shibai by Yoshizawa Ayame II.

Fall 1739: Jűtar˘ goes back with his father to Ky˘to.

12th lunar month of 1740: Jűtar˘ produces at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the drama "Chinp˘ Sandai Gatana", which stars his grandfather Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I and his father Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. The title of this drama, literally "the rare treasure - three generations of swords", an allusion to the three generations of actors of the Sakakiyama clan sharing the same stage, has also a different suggestive meaning because the word chinp˘ is the penis!

8th lunar month of 1741: the play "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari", which was originally written for the puppet theater, is adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; Jűtar˘ produces it and plays the role of Oren [casting].

15th day of the 6th lunar month of 1747: his grandfather Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I dies.

11th lunar month of 1747: Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I and Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ I respectively take the names of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II, playing together in the kaomise drama "Teikin ďrai Manzoku Kagami", which is produced by Nakamura Matsubŕ I at the Kitagawa no Shibai; their stage partners are Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Takenaka Heikichi, Fujikawa Heikur˘, Fujioka Daikichi, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I, Nakamura Shirogor˘ III, Kasaya Matakur˘ I, Asao Motogor˘ I and Sanogawa Hanazuma II.

11th lunar month of 1749: Shirotar˘ produces at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater Fujikawa Sakoku's kaomise drama "Tokitsukazeyasu Keizu".

11th lunar month of 1750: Shirotar˘ produces at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater Fujikawa Sakoku's kaomise drama "Taira no Miyako Onna Ez˘shi", in which he plays the role of Tatewaki's ny˘b˘ Fuseya

1st lunar month of 1751: Shirotar˘ produces in the same theater Fujikawa Sakoku's ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kane-ga-Fuchi", in which he plays the role of the keisei Nanaura.

11th lunar month of 1751: Shirotar˘ produces at Miyako Handayű's theater (Minamigawa no Shibai) the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Asahi no Nishiki".

2nd lunar month of 1755: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5 acts puppet theater drama "Ono no T˘fű Aoyagi Suzuri", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and staged at the Minamigawa no Shibai as a kaomise drama; Shirotar˘ plays the role of Deba Jir˘'s wife Sasazuru [casting].

1st lunar month of 1758: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki", which is simultaneously produced at the Minamigawa no Shibai [casting] and the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting]; Shirotar˘ plays in the former theater the role of Ubajijű.

1st lunar month of 1766: Shirotar˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares this rank with Nakamura Kumetar˘ I and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1766: The actors Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II, Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II and Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ II respectively take the names of Sakakiyama Sagisuke, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III, playing together in Tenmaya Kyűshichi's kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which is produced by Edosaka Ky˘emon at the Kitagawa no Shibai. The new Koshir˘ becomes a tachiyaku actor.

1st lunar month of 1767: Koshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1767: Koshir˘ dies in Ky˘to.

Comments:

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III was a Ky˘to actor, who achieved fame for himself in the Imperial city as an onnagata, reaching the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi rank in 1766. As the heir of the Sakakiyama clan, he had to swith to tachiyaku roles but died a few months after his shűmei.

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III (left) and Band˘ Manz˘ (right) playing the roles of Tsukinowa Daihachi and Nisemono no Daihachi in the kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1766 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

The Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ line of actors

The Sakakiyama Koshir˘ line of actors

 
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