ARASHI MATSUNOJď
   
SIX GENERATIONS
Arashi Matsunoj˘ I
 

The actor Arashi Shinpei I held the name of Arashi Matsunoj˘ I from the end of the 1690s to the 10th lunar month of 1704.

Arashi Matsunoj˘ II
 

The actor Arashi San'emon IV held the name of Arashi Matsunoj˘ II from 11th lunar month of 1743 to the 10th lunar month of 1745.

Arashi Matsunoj˘ III
Arashi Matsunoj˘ III  In Japanese | Arashi Yaez˘ [1]  In Japanese
 

Born in 1740 [2]. Disciple of Arashi Shinpei I and Arashi San'emon IV, his first stage name was Arashi Yaez˘ [1] and he made his first appearance on stage in the 1st lunar month of 1752 in ďsaka. He took the name of Arashi Matsunoj˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1758 in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, performing in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Arigatashi Fujiwara Keizu", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I. He died the 8th day of the 7th lunar month of 1765 [3]. His last ranking, in the 1765 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

Arashi Matsunoj˘ III playing the role of Okiyo in the new year drama "Keisei Mitsunoyama", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1763 at the Minamigawa no Shibai
Arashi Matsunoj˘ IV
Arashi Matsunoj˘ IV [4]  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. A minor wakaonnagata actor named Arashi Matsunoj˘ IV [4] performed in ďsaka during the second half of the 1770s. He was recorded in the 1779 ďsaka hy˘banki. No record afterwards.

Arashi Matsunoj˘ V
 

The actor Segawa Tomisabur˘ III held the name of Arashi Matsunoj˘ V [5] from the 11th lunar month of 1796 to the beginning of the 1800s.

The name of Arashi Matsunoj˘ V in the 1800 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Arashi Matsunoj˘ VI
Arashi Matsunoj˘ VI  In Japanese | Arashi Matsujir˘ [6]  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. A minor wakaonnagata actor named Arashi Matsujir˘ [6] took the name of Arashi Matsunoj˘ VI in Ky˘to in 1832. No record afterwards.

 

Notes

[1] Nakamura Yaez˘ in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[2] 1740 in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and in the 3rd volume of "Kabuki Nenpy˘". It was recorded as 1744 in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[3] The 8th day of the 7th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Meiwa era was the 24th of August 1765 in the western calendar. In the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran", it was recorded as the 8th day of the 7th lunar month of the 6th year of the Meiwa era.

[4] Not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Recorded in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[5] Recorded as Arashi Matsunoj˘ IV in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Not recorded as Arashi Matsunoj˘ V (only Arashi Matsunoj˘ without any line number) in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[6] Not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Recorded as Arashi Matsujir˘ II and Arashi Matsunoj˘ VI in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran". The real Arashi Matsujir˘ II was Yamamura Giemon III.

 
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