SAWAMURA OTOEMON
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Sawamura Otoemon I
 

The actor Sawamura Otoemon I held this name from the beginning of the 18th century to the 11th lunar month of 1741.

Sawamura Otoemon I playing the role of ďuchi Kamon in the kaomise drama "Muromachi Dono Ch˘h˘ Denki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1739 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater

Sawamura Otoemon II
 

The actor Sawamura Otoemon II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1752 to 1765.

Sawamura Otoemon II playing the role of Tokisada in the kaomise drama "Wakaki no Hana Suma no Hatsuyuki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1764 at the Ichimuraza

Sawamura Otoemon III
Sawamura Otoemon III  In Japanese | Sawamura Nakagor˘  In Japanese | Sanogawa Nakagor˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Sanogawa Ichimatsu II, his first stage name was Sanogawa Nakagor˘. He performed in Edo at the beginning of the 1770s as a katakiyaku actor. He became the disciple of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III in Fall 1782 and took the name of Sawamura Nakagor˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1782 at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Godai Genji Mitsugi no Furisode". He went to ďsaka in Fall 1789 and took the name of Sawamura Otoemon III at the Kado no Shibai, performing in the kaomise drama "Kaomise Chigusa Musubi". He also played in the same theater the following month and his name was recorded in the 1790 hy˘banki, in the jitsuaku/katakiyaku section. We don't know what has happened to him afterwards for he disappeared from the records.

The passage about Sawamura Otoemon III in the 1790 ďsaka hy˘banki - The rank of Sawamura Otoemon III is is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior)

 
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