MIMASU GENNOSUKE
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Mimasu Gennosuke I
 

The actor Mimasu Daigor˘ IV held the name of Mimasu Gennosuke I from the 11th lunar month of 1822 to the 12th lunar month of 1845.

Mimasu Gennosuke I playing the role of Hashitomi Ry˘suke in the play "Keisei sato no funauta", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1838 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Sadahiro I)

Mimasu Gennosuke II
Mimasu Gennosuke II  In Japanese | Arashi Sangor˘ V  In Japanese | Arashi Umatar˘ II  In Japanese | Onoe Takoz˘  In Japanese | Arashi Sankichi II  In Japanese
 

Born in 1818. He started his career as a disciple of Arashi Sangor˘ IV, who gave him the name of Arashi Sankichi II around 1824. He learnt the art in hama shibai and joined for a while the actor Onoe Tamiz˘ II, performing with him under the name of Onoe Takoz˘. He went back to the Arashi clan and took the name of Arashi Umatar˘ II at an unknown date. He finally was allowed to take the name of Arashi Sangor˘ V in 1847, ten years after the death of his master, but held it only for one little year as he was adopted by Mimasu Daigor˘ IV in Fall 1848. He took the name of Mimasu Gennosuke II in the 11th lunar month of 1848. This hama shibai died in ďsaka the 15th of the 2nd lunar month of 1861. He was able to perform a wide range of roles, as a katakiyaku, a d˘kegata, a wagotoshi, a jitsugotoshi or an onnagata but he never really achieved a great fame in Kamigata.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kikaku Ky˘masuya

Mimasu Gennosuke II playing the role of Konami in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1849 at the Chikugo no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Mimasu Gennosuke III
 

The actor Nakamura S˘jűr˘ held the name of Mimasu Gennosuke III from the 8th lunar month of 1860 to the 12th lunar month of 1864.

Mimasu Gennosuke III playing the role of Sabur˘ Yoshikuni in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Mimasu Gennosuke IV
Mimasu Gengor˘ II  In Japanese | Mimasu Gennosuke IV  In Japanese | Mimasu Takegor˘  In Japanese | Arashi Rish˘ I  In Japanese | Mimasu Takegor˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Mimasu Daigor˘ IV and brother of Mimasu Gengor˘ I. His first stage name was Mimasu Takegor˘. He started to perform in kodomo shibai in the middle of the 1850s. He became disciple of Arashi Rikaku II and received the name of Arashi Rish˘ I during the Bunkyű era, after the death of his father in 1859. He went back to the Mimasu clan and took back the name of Mimasu Takegor˘. He was allowed to take the name of Mimasu Gennosuke IV in the 2nd lunar month of 1865 at the Kado no Shibai, playing two roles in the new year drama "Keisei Soga Monogatari". He finally took the name of Mimasu Gengor˘ II in October 1884 in ďsaka at the Bentenza. He appeared on stage for the last time in January 1888 at the Bentenza. We don't know what happened to him afterwards for he disappeared from the records. A rumor said that he most likely died in 1892 in ďsaka. He was a versatile actor, able to play male or female roles depending on the needs of the production. His field of excellence was jitsugoto.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Utsuyama Gennosuke Kikaku Ky˘masuya

Mimasu Gennosuke IV playing the role of Yoshitsune in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in April 1876 in ďsaka at the Horie no Shibai (print made by Hasegawa Sadanobu II)

 
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