SANJď NAMIE
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Sanj˘ Namie I
 

The actor Sanj˘ Namie I held this name from the 5th lunar month of 1745 to the end of the Meiwa era.

Nakamura Jiroza I (left) and Sanj˘ Namie I (right) playing the roles of a r˘nin and a keisei in the kaomise drama "Onna Musha Ukisu Gassen", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Naka no Shibai

Sanj˘ Namie II
Sanj˘ Namie II  In Japanese | Arashi Wakamatsu I  In Japanese
 

Born in 1757. Disciple of Arashi Sangor˘ II, he started his career in hama shibai, performing under the name of Arashi Wakamatsu I as a wakaonnagata actor. Getting older, he switched to kashagata roles. He took the name of Sanj˘ Namie II in the 11th lunar month of 1808, in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, where he played the role of the tsubone Miyuki in the kaomise drama "Shima Meguri Tsuki no Yumihari". He went to Edo in winter 1810, in the company of the actors Ichikawa Ichiz˘ I, Asao Yűjir˘ I, ďtani Monz˘ I, Kan˘ San'emon II, Yamamura Giemon III, Fujikawa Tomosabur˘, Ichikawa Tsurusabur˘ I and Band˘ Nariemon. He performed in the 1st lunar month of 1810 at the Moritaza two roles in the drama "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘". He went back to ďsaka in the 9th lunar month of 1811 where he was active up to his sudden death the 15th of the 9th lunar month of 1814, on the stage of the Kado no Shibai. He excelled in kar˘'s wives roles.

Sanj˘ Namie II (middle/left) and Arashi Kichisabur˘ II (bottom/right) performing in the drama "Iroha Uta Hana no Shűitsu", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1812 at the Minamigawa no Shibai

Sanj˘ Namie III
Sanj˘ Namie III  In Japanese | Arashi Wakamatsu II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son or adopted son of Sanj˘ Namie II, his first stage name was Arashi Wakamatsu II. He took the name of Sanj˘ Namie III in 1831. He made an obscure career in Kamigata.

 
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