Stage names:

ďkawa Sanch˘
Onoe Matsusuke III
Onoe Eizabur˘ II

Other name: Onoe Ch˘tar˘

Guild: Otowaya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Sanch˘

Existence: 1805 ~ 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1851


Father: Onoe Kikugor˘ III

Brothers: Onoe Eizabur˘ IV, Onoe Kikunosuke


1805: born in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1809: he makes his first stage appearance at the Ichimuraza, receiving the name of Onoe Eizabur˘ II during the great shűmei of Onoe Matsusuke I and Onoe Eizabur˘ I, who take the respective names of Onoe Sh˘roku I and Onoe Matsusuke II.

11th lunar month of 1814: Onoe Matsusuke II and Onoe Eizabur˘ II take the respective names of Onoe Baik˘ III and Onoe Matsusuke III at the Nakamuraza, playing together in the drama "Ninin Muko Mikurai Sadame".

7th lunar month of 1825: Matsusuke plays at the Nakamuraza the role of ďboshi Rikiya in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

7th lunar month of 1825: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's ghost play "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan"; Matsusuke plays the role of Okuda Sh˘zabur˘ [casting].

6th lunar month of 1827: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Matsusuke plays the roles of Ishii Hanjir˘, Omatsu's sister Osode and the taiko mochi Kisaku [casting].

4th lunar month of 1848: Onoe Kikugor˘ III and Onoe Matsusuke III take the respective names of ďkawa Hashiz˘ I and ďkawa Sanch˘.

8th lunar month of 1848: tour in Nagoya; he settles in ďsaka with his father.

4th lunar month of 1849: his father ďkawa Hashiz˘ I dies on the way back to Edo.

1850: ďkawa Sanch˘ takes back the name of Onoe Matsusuke III.

5th lunar month of 1851: Matsusuke plays at the Kawarasakiza the role of Kohei in the drama "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan", which commemorates the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of the death of Onoe Kikugor˘ III.


Onoe Matsusuke III was a tachiyaku, who was the son of a Kabuki giant but made an average career in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Onoe Matsusuke III playing the role of Kokingo in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1831

The Onoe Eizabur˘ line of actors

The Onoe Matsusuke line of actors

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