ďSAKA (NAKA NO SHIBAI)
NI-NO-KAWARI 1751
   
Play title Keisei T˘yama Zakura  In Japanese
Hana Kuy˘ Fűryű Shakky˘  In Japanese
Theater Naka no Shibai
Producer Nakamura Jűz˘ I
Playwright Takagi Richű, Namiki Eisuke I

The new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei T˘yama Zakura" was staged in the 12th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Kan'en era (1750) in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ II Utanosuke
2 Kiriyama Monji I Tosa Sh˘gen Mitsunobu
3 Arashi Sangor˘ II ???
4 Mimasu Daigor˘ I Ukiyo Matahei
5 Nakamura Utaemon I Fuwa Banzaemon
6 Nakamura Utaemon I Fuwa D˘ken
7 Yamashita Rokusabur˘ Sanza's wife Makino
8 Sanj˘ Namie I Matahei's wife Okichi
9 Yamashita Jiroz˘ I Oguri Tanz˘
10 Kiriyama Monji I Hasebe Unkoku
11 Nakamura Jűz˘ I Maizuruya Denbŕ
12 Ichimura Sanohachi Katsuragi
13 Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I The keisei T˘yama
14 Iwai Hanshir˘ III Kan˘ Shirojir˘
15 Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I The leading role of the Shakky˘ dance "Hana Kuy˘ Fűryű Shakky˘"

 

This drama, which was produced by the zamoto Nakamura Jűz˘ I, was very similar to Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Hangonk˘"; it included the famous "Domo Mata" act.

The Shakky˘ dance "Hana Kuy˘ Fűryű Shakky˘" was staged to commemorate the 2th anniversary (3rd memorial service) of the passing away of Segawa Kikunoj˘ I.

The opening day was the 11th day of the 12th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Kan'en era (1750), which was the 8th of January 1751 in the western calendar.

 
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