|SODESAKI MIWANO I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Ch˘setsu
Existence: 1680 ~ 26nd day of the 2nd lunar month of 1736 
Master: Sodesaki Karyű
Disciple: Sodesaki Kikutar˘
1715: he became wakaonnagata and took the name of Sodesaki Miwano I.
11th lunar month of 1723: Miwano played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yoritsugu's sister Princess Seigai in the kaomise drama "Sono Enp˘ Onna Migy˘sho", which celebrated the arrival at the Nakamuraza of the Kamigata actors Yamashita Kinsaku I and Sanogawa Senz˘.
11th lunar month of 1727: Miwano played at the Moritaza the role of Manjű no Mae in the kaomise drama "H˘nen Taiheiki"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ I (Hata Rokur˘zaemon), Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I (Moron˘), Sakata Hangor˘ I (Nagasaki Kageyu Saemon), Ichikawa Monnosuke I (Kusunoki Masatsura), Tamazawa K˘jűr˘ (Nitta Yoshisada), Fujimura Handayű II (Kusunoki Kikusui), Tsuruya Nanboku I (Shinozuka Iga-no-Kami) and Yamamoto Hanasato (K˘t˘-no-Naishi).
1st lunar month of 1728: Miwano played in the same theater the role of the courtesan ďiso no Tora in the new year drama "Hatsu Midori Aioi Soga".
1st lunar month of 1730: Miwano's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Ogino Izabur˘ I, Hayakawa Shinkatsu and Sodesaki Iseno I.
11th lunar month of 1732: Miwano performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Yamato Kotoba Imagawaj˘", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I and Arashi Otohachi I (who celebrated his shűmei).
1st lunar month of 1733: Miwano's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Hayakawa Shinkatsu.
11th lunar month of 1733: no record of any appearance in any Edo kaomise program. Was he sick or on tour?
11th lunar month of 1734: no record of any appearance in any Edo kaomise program.
26nd day of the 2nd lunar month of 1736 : Miwano died in Edo.
Sodesaki Miwano I was a popular Edo onnagata actor, who achieved fame for himself from the end of the 1710s to the middle of the 1730s. He was said to be equally at home in jidaimono or sewamono dramas. He was also a talented musician.
 The 26th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 21st year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 6th of April 1736 in the western calendar.
 We have not found any record in Edo hy˘banki between 1711 and 1716.
Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I (left) and Sodesaki Miwano I (right) in a print made by Torii Kiyomasu II
The Sodesaki Wakano line of actors
The Sodesaki Miwano line of actors
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