LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - HANAOKA
   
Hanaoka Bunzaemon
Hanaoka Bunzaemon  In Japanese | Hanaoka Goroshir˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was first recorded as performing as a tachiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1708 in ďsaka, performing in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Uke Matsuri", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II. His first stage name was Hanaoka Goroshir˘. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1709 and took the name of Hanaoka Bunzaemon, performing in the kaomise drama "Kokonotsu Kogura Hitotsubu Manbai", which was produced by Miyako Mandayű for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű. He was active in Ky˘to up to the 11th lunar month of 1713. His rank in the 1714 Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was naka-no-j˘-j˘ (superior - superior in the middle class). No record afterwards.

Hanaoka Sanzaemon
Hanaoka Sanzaemon  In Japanese | Hanaoka Miyako  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was first recorded as performing as a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to in 1692. His first stage name was Hanaoka Miyako. He went to Edo and performed at the Moritaza in the 1st lunar month of 1699. He performed in the 1st lunar month of 1700 in the same theater a keisei role in the new year drama "Kagemasa Ikazuchi Mond˘". He performed as a kashagata in the 1st lunar month of 1703 at the Yamamuraza in the new year drama "Keisei Asama Soga". His rank in the 1703 Edo hy˘banki (published in the 3rd lunard month of 1703), kashagata section, was naka (middle class). No record afterwards.

 
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