LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - SAKAKIYAMA
   
Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘
Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was the nephew of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I. He became a disciple of his uncle and started his career as a koyaku, performing from the 1st lunar month of 1713 in Ky˘to. His stage name was Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘. He became wakashugata in the 11th lunar month of 1713, performing in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Eitai Kogane no Ichigura", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He became wakaonnagata in the 11th lunar month of 1721, playing the role of Princess Kiyo in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Fuji Asama Taiheiraku", which was coproduced by Wakaura Kinjűr˘ and Matsumoto Shigemaki. He went to ďsaka in Fall 1723. He became tachiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1723, playing at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of the wakadono Kokonoe Ky˘tar˘ in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He joined travelling troupes (tabi shibai) for several years. He was back in Ky˘to in Fall 1730. He became katakiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1730, performing in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Eiraku Shiki no Kogane", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He was recorded as performing in Nagoya in 1732 and 1733. No record afterwards.

Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘ (left) and Yoshizawa Tamazuma (right) playing the roles of Nise Kuranosuke and Omiki in the kaomise drama "Eiraku Shiki no Kogane", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1730 in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater

Sakakiyama Onojűr˘
Sakakiyama Onojűr˘  In Japanese | Sakakiyama Onosabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I, his first stage name was Sakakiyama Onosabur˘ and he was recorded as performing as a wakaonnagata in the 1st lunar month of 1708 in Ky˘to. He played the role of a kamuro in the 1st lunar month of 1710 in Ky˘to in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Shijűhachi Taka". He performed as a wakashugata in the 1st lunar month of 1712 in Ky˘to. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Sakakiyama Onojűr˘ in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1717 in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Genj˘raku Biwa no ďumi", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I. No record afterwards.

Sakakiyama Sengiku
Sakakiyama Sengiku  In Japanese | Sakakiyama Tokujir˘  In Japanese | Sanj˘ Tokujir˘  In Japanese
 

Born in 1748. Disciple of Sanj˘ Namie I, his first stage name was Sanj˘ Tokujir˘. He became disciple of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II and received the name of Sakakiyama Tokujir˘ in 1761. He became wakaonnagata in Ky˘to in 1764 and took the name of Sakakiyama Sengiku in 11th lunar month of 1764 in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, performing in the kaomise drama "Genpei Tsűrikimaru" which celebrated the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘. He settled in ďsaka in 1770. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1771 at the Naka no Shibai the role of the keisei Ukifune in the kaomise drama "Temomutsumajiya Ryűgű no Shimadai", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Otojűr˘, Arashi Bungor˘ I and Arashi Shichisabur˘ II. This was his last-recorded appearance on stage. He died the 5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1772 [1].

Sakakiyama Sengiku playing the role of the keisei Ukifune in the kaomise drama "Temomutsumajiya Ryűgű no Shimadai", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1771 at the Naka no Shibai

Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘
Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I, he became zamoto and produced in the 11th lunar month of 1719 in Ky˘to the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", in which he performed as a wakashugata. He played in the 1st lunar month of 1723 in Ky˘to the role of the page Uneme in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Furisodeyama". His rank in the 1723 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was (superior) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘ playing the role of Mikuranosuke in the kaomise drama "Senbon Matsu Tokiwa Yakata", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1722 in Ky˘to

[1] The 5th day of the 1st lunar month of the 9th year of the Meiwa era was the 8th of February 1772 in the western calendar.

 
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