KASANUI SENSUKE
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Kasanui Sensuke I
Kasanui Sensuke I  In Japanese | Kasanui Yonetomi  In Japanese | Kasanui Sensuke I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his sakusha career as a disciple of Horikoshi Nis˘ji I. He used the pen name Kasanui Sensuke I. He worked [1] in the 11th lunar month of 1772 at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Izu Goyomi Shibai no Ganjitsu" which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ IV, Sawamura Kijűr˘ II and Mikuni Fujigor˘. He became a disciple of Sakurada Jisuke I in 1778 and nimaime sakusha in the 11th lunar month of 1778, working [2] at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Motomishi Yuki Sakae Hachinoki", which celebrated the shűmei of Yoshizawa Ayame IV and the first stage appearance of Band˘ Mitahachi I. He became tatesakusha and worked [3] in the 11th lunar month of 1781 at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Mukashi Otoko Yuki no Hinagata", which celebrated the shűmei of Matsumoto Sanjűr˘ and Ichiyama Sukejűr˘. He became t˘dori at the Moritaza. He took the name of Kasanui Yonetomi in the 1st lunar month of 1793, working at the Nakamuraza on the new year sogamono drama "Saikai Soga Nakamura", which celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Denkur˘ IV and welcomed back in Edo the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III. It was also the shűmei of Yamashita Mangiku II (who came to Edo with Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III) and the hatsubutai of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III's son Sawamura Tetsunosuke I. He took back the name of Kasanui Sensuke I in the 11th lunar month of 1794 at the Kiriza, where he worked [4] on the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Oedo no Ishizue". Sensuke worked [5] in the 11th lunar month of 1798 at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Mitsugi no Funauta", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Aragor˘ I. Sensuke stopped working as a sakusha and became t˘dori at the Nakamuraza. Then, he left the Kabuki world and took the tonsure in the small hermitage in the district of Hama-ch˘.

The name of Kasanui Sensuke I in the 1786 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Kasanui Sensuke II
Kasanui Sensuke II  In Japanese | Sakurada Danji  In Japanese | Sakurada Matsubŕ  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Sakurada Jisuke III, his first pen name was Sakurada Matsubŕ. His second pen name was Sakurada Danji. He took the name of Kasanui Sensuke II in 1858. He worked in the 1st lunar month of 1862, along with his master Ky˘gend˘ Sak˘ II, on the new year sogamono drama "Sano Keizu Soga no Gosho-zome", which was staged at the Nakamuraza. The roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V, Sawamura Tossh˘ II and Sawamura Tanosuke III. No record for Kasanui Sensuke II afterwards.

 

Notes

[1] The others sakusha were his master Horikoshi Saiy˘ (tatesakusha), Nakamura Torahachi, Masuyama Kinpachi I, Sei Hidez˘ and Sei Basetsu.

[2] The others sakusha were Sakurada Jisuke I (tatesakusha), Umeda Hy˘z˘, Sone Sh˘kichi I, Hama Onoz˘, Murata Yahei and Yamada Heiza.

[3] The others sakusha were Sei Basetsu, Tamamaki Keisuke, Han Kinz˘ and Muraoka K˘ji I.

[4] The others sakusha were Kimura Enji I, Tamamaki Kyűji I, Matsushima Y˘suke I, Masaki Eiz˘, Eii Yahei and Sasa Rind˘suke.

[5] The others sakusha were Katsu Hy˘z˘ I, Kimura Benisuke, Kasanui Sensuke I, Shimizu Sh˘shichi I, Matsui K˘z˘ I and Hon'ya S˘shichi.

 
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