LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - SAWAMURA
   
Sawamura Jűr˘zaemon  
Sawamura Jűr˘zaemon  In Japanese | Takezawa Magoheiji  In Japanese | Onoe Yatar˘  In Japanese | Hanai Yatar˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in Edo as a wakashugata. His first stage name was Hanai Yatar˘. His second stage name was Onoe Yatar˘. From 1692, he was recorded as a wakashugata performing at the Moritaza. He went to ďsaka in 1700. He joined a travelling troupe (tabi shibai) and was not recorded in ˘shibai for several years. He settled in Ky˘to where he became tachiyaku and took the name of Takezawa Magoheiji in the 1st lunar month of 1710. He went back to Edo in Fall 1711. He took in the 11th lunar month of 1711 the name of Sawamura Jűr˘zaemon and played at the Moritaza the role of Harada Anzaemon in the kaomise drama "K˘bai no Momoyoguruma". He played in the 11th lunar month of 1716 the role of Wada Saemon Tamemune at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Yoroi Kurabe ďshű Gane". No stage record afterwards. His rank in the 1717 Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual].

Nakamura Shir˘ji (left) and Sawamura Jűr˘zaemon (right) playing the roles of xxx and Wada Saemon Tamemune in the kaomise drama "Yoroi Kurabe ďshű Gane", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1716 at the Ichimuraza

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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