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Sodesaki Tsumanosuke  
Sodesaki Tsumanosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Sodesaki Wakaura I, he received the name of Sodesaki Tsumanosuke. He started his career in the 11th lunar month of 1720 in Kyôto, performing as a wakaonnagata iroko in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata Fukutoku no Kado" which was produced by Matsumoto Shigemaki and his master Sodesaki Wakaura I. He became wakashugata and played the role of Hirose Kumetarô in Kyôto at Hayagumo Chôdayû's theater in the kaomise drama "Fuji Asama Taiheiraku", which was coproduced by Wakaura Kinjûrô and Matsumoto Shigemaki. He went to Ôsaka in Fall 1722. He played at the Ônishi no Shibai the role of Izumosaki Okutarô in the kaomise drama "Genji Moyô Ichimai Gushi", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrated his shûmei). He played in the same theater in the 1st lunar month of 1723 the role of Sanada no Jirô in the new year drama "Daibutsu Kuyô Ryakuengi". His rank in the 1723 Ôsaka hyôbanki (published in the 3rd lunar month), wakashugata section, was (shiro)jô (white superior) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Iwai Izaemon (top/left), Sodesaki Tsumanosuke (top/center), Sodesaki Tsumanosuke's master Sodesaki Wakaura I (top/right), Nanboku Sabu II (bottom/left) and Kikukawa Kiyotarô I (bottom/right) playing the roles of Katsuranosuke, a musume, Oichi, Matsuya Rihê and the keisei Ôbu in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kuruma Yadori", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1721 in Kyôto at Nakamura Hatsudayû's theater

 
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