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Ogino Umenosuke
Ogino Umenosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. First-recorded performance in the 11th lunar month of 1717 in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, where he performed as a wakaonnagata iroko in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama" (which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘). He was most likely a disciple of Ogino Yaegiri I [1]. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1721 and performed as a wakaonnagata in the 11th lunar month of 1721 at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Banshiki Kogane no Miyako", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I. He went on tour in Ise in 1727 and went back to ďsaka afterwards. Last-recorded performance in Nagoya in 1733. No record afterwards.

The actors Ogino Umenosuke (left) and Somekawa Rokur˘zaemon (right) playing the roles of Ohaya and Miyashiro Daiemon in the kaomise drama "Tatsu Goyomi Daish˘ Wag˘ no Tsurugi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1723 in Ky˘to

 

Notes

[1] This was very likely but we could not find any proof to back this assumption.

 
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