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Asao Tamesabur˘ [1]
Asao Tamesabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Asao Tamejűr˘ I, Asao Tamesabur˘ [1] was active in Edo between the end of 1786 and the beginning of 1792. He was a tachiyaku actor. The play "Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘" was staged for the first time in Edo, in the 9th lunar month of 1790 at the Ichimuraza; it celebrated the onagori ky˘gen of Tamesabur˘'s master Asao Tamejűr˘ I and Tamesabur˘ played the role of Kamei no Rokur˘ [more details]. Tamesabur˘'s rank in the 1792 Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Asao Tamesabur˘ performing in the kaomise drama "Sanga no Sh˘ Mutsu no Hanayome", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1787 in Edo at the Kiriza

 

Notes

[1] Was there a line of actors named Asao Tamesabur˘? This name was used by minor actors who were zamoto. For example in 1806 at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (ďsaka) or in 1818 at the Kado no Shibai.

 
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