LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - SAWAMURA
   
Sawamura Kamesabur˘
Sawamura Kamesabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, he made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1726 at the Nakamuraza, where he performed as a koyaku in the kaomise drama "Kaomise Jűnidan". He became wakashugata in 11th lunar month of 1731 at the Nakamuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Wag˘ Ichiji Taiheiki". He performed in the 11th lunar month of 1732 at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Yamato Kotoba Imagawaj˘", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I and Arashi Otohachi I (who celebrated his shűmei). No record afterwards. He stopped acting and retired from the Kabuki world.

Sawamura Kamesabur˘ portraying Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in a print made by Torii Kiyonobu II

 
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