NAGAWA HARUSUKE
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Nagawa Harusuke I
Toyo Harusuke I  In Japanese | Nagawa Harusuke I  In Japanese
 

Born in 1782 in Ky˘to. He started his career in his native city as a disciple of Nagawa Tokusuke I, who gave him the name of Nagawa Harusuke I. He worked in miyaji shibai at the beginning of his career. With the help of Nishizawa Ipp˘'s father Nishizawa Riemon, he settled in ďsaka where he worked as a sakusha in ˘shibai. He was recorded as a nimaime sakusha in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai in Spring 1810. He became tatesakusha in the 7th lunar month of 1810 and worked for the star Arashi Kichisabur˘ II. He worked for this actor in Ky˘to and ďsaka for more than 10 years. Harusuke worked on one Chikamatsu Tokuz˘'s unstaged work, which was staged under the title "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto" in the 1st lunar month of 1814 at the Kado no Shibai [casting]. After the passing away of Arashi Kichisabur˘ II the 26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1821 [1], he joined Nakamura Utaemon III. He took the name of Toyo Harusuke I in the 7th lunar month of 1825, working at the Naka no Shibai on the drama "Yamato Uta Taketori Monogatari". He died the 29th day of the 1st lunar month of 1826 [2]. He was the master of Nagawa Harusuke II and Nagawa Sadasuke. His tsűsh˘ was Miyajima Kahŕ and his haimy˘ was Kakuju [3].

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Toyo Harusuke I in kabuki21.com.

The name of Nagawa Harusuke I in the 1813 Kamigata hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Nagawa Harusuke II
Nagawa Harusuke II  In Japanese | Toyo Harusuke II  In Japanese | Toyo Harusuke [4]  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nagawa Harusuke I, his first stage name was Toyo Harusuke [4]. He settled in Edo at an unknown date. He took the name of Toyo Harusuke II in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1840, working with Nakamura Jűsuke IV at the Kawarazakiza on the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Yuki no Takeda", whose plot and characters belonged to the "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘" world. He took the name of Nagawa Harusuke II in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1852, working at the Nakamuraza along with Segawa Jok˘ III on the kaomise drama "Kabuki no Haru Koko-ni Mitsuhide". He worked in the 1st lunar month of 1861 at the Nakamuraza, along with Sakurada Jisuke III, Kasanui Sensuke II and Segawa Jok˘ III, on the new year sogamono drama "Okuni no Matsu Soga Nakamura". No record afterwards.

The name of Nagawa Harusuke II in a 1860 Nakamuraza ehon banzuke (the zone within the red box)

 

Notes

[1] The 26th day of the 9th lunar month of the 4th year of the Bunsei era was the 21st of October 1821 in the western calendar.

[2] The 26th day of the 9th lunar month of the 9th year of the Bunsei era was the 7th of March 1826 in the western calendar.

[3] Another possible reading for this haimy˘ could be Tsurugi.

[4] Another possible reading for this first name could be Shunsuke.

 
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