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Saigoku Hy˘suke
Saigoku Hy˘suke  In Japanese | Saigoku Hy˘suke  In Japanese | Sendai Bunroku  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. His first stage name was Sendai Bunroku. He became a disciple of Saigoku Hy˘gor˘ I and received the name of Saigoku Hy˘suke in 1694. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1723, in Edo at the Moritaza, where he played the role of Oni˘ Shinzaemon in the new year sogamono drama "Suiry˘ Soga". His rank in the 1723 Edo hy˘banki [1], d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He died in Edo the 10th day of the 6th lunar month of 1725 [2].

Saigoku Hy˘suke (top/left), Sodeoka Masanosuke II (center) and Ogawa Zengor˘ I (bottom/right) playing the roles of the bett˘ of Hakone, the mother of the Soga Brothers and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono "Nigiwai Suehiro Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1721 at the Moritaza

 

Notes

[1] His ranking was the same in the two 1723 Edo hy˘banki, the one published the 1st lunar month and the one published in the 3rd lunar month.

[2] The 10th day of the 6th lunar month of the 10th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 19th of July 1725 in the western calendar.

 
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