LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - TAMAGAWA
   
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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