LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - SAKATA
   
Sakata Heishichir˘
Sakata Heishichir˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Second son of Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, he started his career in Ky˘to in the 3rd lunar month of 1705, where he produced as a zamoto the new year drama "Keisei Inaba no Matsu" at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in which he performed as a wakashugata. He coproduced, along with Asao Jűjir˘, in Ky˘to the new year drama "Keisei Nezamegaseki", which was staged with the actors Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Yamamura Kazaemon, Ichimura Tamagashiwa I and Sawai Sonoemon. He became wakaonnagata in the 1st lunar month of 1704 in Ky˘to and played the role of Princess Hatsuhana in the new year drama "Keisei Ishiyamadera", which was produced by Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1712, in Ky˘to, where he played the role of the keisei Izumikawa in the new year drama "Keisei Nehan no Toko". No record afterwards.

Sakata Seiemon  
Sakata Seiemon  In Japanese | Sakata Naoemon  In Japanese | Sakata Ichiya I  In Japanese | Sodeshima Ichiya II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Elder brother of Sodeshima Genji, he started his career in ďsaka as a disciple of Sodeshima Ichiya I. He took the name of Sodeshima Ichiya II after the death of his master. He was recorded as performing as a wakaonnagata in 1681. He was selected to be illustrated in the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu", which was published in the 1st lunar month of 1693. He went to Edo and performed at the Nakamuraza in 1688. He went back to ďsaka the following year. He went to Edo and performed at the Yamamuraza in the 7th lunar month of 1694. He became kashagata and disciple in Ky˘to of the star Sakata T˘jűr˘ I in 1699, who gave him the name of Sakata Ichiya. He became katakiyaku and took the name of Sakata Naoemon in the 11th lunar month of 1701 in Ky˘to. He took the name of Sakata Seiemon in 1706. He played in Ky˘to in the 1st lunar month of 1708 the role of Kumagai Kuniemon in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Akatsuki no Kane", which was produced by Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I. His rank in the 1708 Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was (superior) [visual]. He played in the same theater in the 3rd lunar month of 1708 the role of the kar˘ Ajirogi S˘manoj˘ in the drama "Sh˘b˘ Daishi Happyakunenki". No record afterwards.

Sakata T˘kur˘
Sakata T˘kur˘  In Japanese
 

Born in 1668. Elder son of Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, he started his career in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1686, performing as a wakashugata in the troupe led by the zamoto Araki Yojibŕ I. He went to Ky˘to in fall 1693 and performed in the 11th lunar month in the drama "Hako Denju", which was produced by Murayama Heiemon III. He went back to ďsaka in the 1st lunar month of 1696 to perform in Tominaga Heibei's drama "Kumano Sankaich˘", which was produced by Arashi San'emon II. He went to Ky˘to in the 1st lunar month of 1699 to perform as a tachiyaku in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Hotoke no Hara", which was produced by his father Sakata T˘jűr˘ I. No record afterwards.

Sakata T˘kur˘ as depicted in an illustration from the book "Amayo no Sanbai Kigen" (1693)

 
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