LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - TAMAGAWA
   
Tamagawa Genzabur˘  
Tamagawa Genzabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III, he started his career in Ky˘to in 1698, performing as a tachiyaku. He became d˘kegata and performed in the 1st lunar month of 1705 in Ky˘to in the new year drama "Keisei Hachisu no Ito", which was staged in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater. He went to ďsaka in Fall 1709 and played in the 11th lunar month of 1709 the role of Kotatsuya Tokubŕ in the kaomise drama "Chigo Daimy˘ Ky˘ Miyage", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He went back to Ky˘to in Fall 1710 and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1710 at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Tagasode Ume Sakura Matsu". He went to Edo and performed in the 6th lunar month of 1713 at the Yamamuraza. He failed and quickly went back to Ky˘to. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 11th lunar month of 1726, in Ky˘to where he played at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Hanshichi in the kaomise drama "Karanishiki Imose no Shitone". Genzabur˘'s rank in the 1727 Ky˘to hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Tamagawa Genzabur˘ in kabuki21.com.

Tamagawa Genzabur˘ playing the role of Hoshino Hachizaemon in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei T˘yama Matsu", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 1st lunar month of 1721

Tamagawa Kasen  
Tamagawa Kasen  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Tamagawa Sennoj˘ I, he performed as a wakaonnagata in Edo from 1677. He performed at the Ichimuraza in 1687 and was recorded in 1693 in the illustrated book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu". No record afterwards.

Tamagawa Kasen in an ilustration from the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu" (1st lunar month of 1693)

Tamagawa Kindayű  
Tamagawa Kindayű  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III, he received the name of Tamagawa Kindayű and appeared on stage for the first time in Ky˘to in the 1st lunar month of 1713. He became wakashugata in the 11th lunar month of 1715 in Ky˘to, performing in the kaomise drama "Chiyogasane Kiku no Shinpai", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I. Then, he became wakaonnagata in the 11th lunar month of 1716 in Ky˘to, performing in the kaomise drama "Tatsu no Miyako Ikuyo no Yonedawara", which was also produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I. He played in the 1st lunar month of 1720 in Ky˘to the role of Rokur˘zaemon's wife in the new year drama "Keisei Kaname no Ishi". His rank in the 1720 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (shiro)j˘ (white superior) [visual]. No record afterwards. He had the reputation to be a heavy drinker.

The name of Tamagawa Kindayű in the 1720 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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