LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - HANAI
   
Hanai Kosanza
Hanai Kosanza  In Japanese | Kishida Kogor˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was first recorded as performing as a wakaonnagata in the 1st lunar month in Edo at the Nakamuraza. His first stage name was Kishida Kogor˘. He performed in the 11th lunar month of 1707 at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Su˘ no Naishi Azuma Nishiki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1709. He took the name of Hanai Kosanza in the 11th lunar month of 1709 in Ky˘to, performing in the kaomise drama "Kokonotsu Kogura Hitotsubu Manbai", which was produced by Miyako Mandayű for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű. He became zamoto and produced in the 1st lunar month of 1713 in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Fukubiki Miuma no ďkamado". He went to ďsaka in Fall 1714 and played the role of Osono in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which was produced by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu II for the nadai ďsaka Tazaemon. His rank in the 1717 ďsaka hy˘banki (published in the 4th lunar month of 1717), wakaonnagata section, was (superior) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Hanai Kosanza (left) and Sodesaki Karyű (right) playing the roles of Osono and Okachi in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1714 in ďsaka

Hanai Sanjűr˘
Hanai Sanjűr˘  In Japanese | Dekishima Daisuke I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was first recorded as performing as a wakaonnagata in the 1st lunar month of 1703 in Edo at the Moritaza. His first stage name was Dekishima Daisuke I. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Hanai Sanjűr˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1710 at the Moritaza, perfoming in the kaomise drama "Onna Tsuwamono Tokiwa no Matsu". He performed at the Ichimuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1713 in the kaomise drama "Yoshitomo Kaikeizan". His rank in the 1714 Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was naka-no-j˘-j˘ (superior - superior in the middle class). No record afterwards.

 
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