OGINO SENJO

Stage names:

Ogino Senjo
Fujikawa Tomokichi III
Fujikawa Kankichi I
Fujikawa Kayű III
Fujikawa Katsusabur˘ I

Nickname: Kanayabashi no Tayű (the master of Kanayabashi)

Guild: Edoya

Poetry names: Kayű, Senjo

Existence: ??? ~ 11th day of the 8th lunar month of 1871

Connections:

Father: Fujikawa Tomokichi II

Son: Fujikawa Tomokichi IV

Disciple: Fujikawa Happo VII (?)

Career:

6th lunar month of 1840: Kayű plays at the Sakai Shinchi no Shibai (ďsaka) role of Chidori in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima". His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ V (Shunkan), Nakamura Shikan III (Tanzaemon Motoyasu) and Arashi Rikaku II (Fujiwara Naritsune).

5th lunar month of 1844: Kayű plays at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of the courtesan Yűgiri in the drama "Kuruwa Bunsh˘". The role of Fujiya Izaemon is played by Arashi Rikaku II. Kayű also plays the role of Osato in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

Fall 1845: Kayű goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1845: Kayű plays at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Kaikei Shinoda Yukibune no Shirabe".

11th lunar month of 1848: Kayű plays at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Goban Tadanobu Yuki no Kuroishi".

1849 ~ 1852: Fujikawa Kayű III takes the name of Fujikawa Kankichi I at an unknown date.

1st lunar month of 1853: he goes back to ďsaka and takes the name of Fujikawa Tomokichi III at the Kado no Shibai, playing the role of Princess Maizuru in the drama "Kagekiyo Soga Nigiwai Fujin", which celebrates also the shűmei of Nakamura Kanjaku II.

4th lunar month of 1856: tour in Ise; Tomokichi plays at the Naka-no-Jiz˘ no Shibai the role of Chidori in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima". His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ VI (Shunkan) and Nakayama Ichiz˘ (Senoo Jűr˘).

6th lunar month of 1856: tour in Nagoya; Tomokichi plays at the Wakamiya no Shibai the role of Chidori in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima". His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ VI (Shunkan) and Nakayama Ichiz˘ (Senoo Jűr˘).

10th lunar month of 1857: Tomokichi plays at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of the courtesan Miyagino in the drama "Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi".

2nd lunar month of 1859: tour in Nagoya; Tomokichi plays the role of Tenmaya Ohatsu in the drama "Sonezaki Shinjű", which is staged in the precincts of the Seijuin Temple. The role of Hiranoya Tokubŕ is played by Onoe Sh˘roku.

8th lunar month of 1859: Tomokichi plays at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Chidori in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima". His stage partners are Arashi Sank˘, Nakamura Tamashichi I, Nakamura Komanosuke V, Asao Daikichi and Ichikawa Minosuke.

8th lunar month of 1860: Tomokichi plays at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Osode in the drama "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan".

5th lunar month of 1861: Tomokichi plays at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of the courtesan Ohatsu in the drama "Sonezaki Shinjű"; the role of Hiranoya Tokubŕ is played by Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1862: Fujikawa Tomokichi III takes the name of Ogino Senjo at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai (ďsaka), playing the roles of Otowa and Koharu in the dramas "Sekitori Senry˘ Nobori" and "Shinjű Ten no Amijima".

1st lunar month of 1863: Senjo's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is shi-j˘-j˘-kichi (unique - superior - superior - excellent).

10th lunar month of 1863: Senjo plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Sagami in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki".

9th lunar month of 1864: Senjo plays at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Okaru, Oishi, Osono and Kaoyo in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His stage partners are Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, Nakamura Jakuemon I and Arashi Hinasuke VII.

7th lunar month of 1865: tour in Miyajima; Senjo and his son Fujikawa Kayű IV play the roles of Tonase and her daughter Konami in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

9th lunar month of 1870: Senjo plays the roles of Shizuka Gozen and Kosen at the Naka no Shibai in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

5th lunar month of 1871: Senjo appears on stage for the last time, at the Takeda no Shibai (ďsaka), playing in the drama "Yanagi no Ito Kokonoe Nishiki".

Comments:

Ogino Senjo was a talented onnagata actor, who achieved fame for himself in Kamigata during the fifties and sixties of the nineteenth century.

Ogino Senjo playing the role of Hanazono in the drama "ďt˘-no-Miya Asahi no Yoroi", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1865 at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (ďsaka) in a print made by Nakai Yoshitaki

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1849

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1854

Print made by Nakai Yoshitaki in 1866

The Fujikawa Kayű line of actors

The Fujikawa Tomokichi line of actors

 
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