TAKEMOTO SABUROB╩ III

Stage/pen name:

Takemoto Saburobŕ III In Japanese

Other name:

Tomita Ichiemon In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Takemoto Saburobŕ II

Career:

Before 1781: he started his career as a disciple of Takemoto Saburobŕ II and worked as a sakusha for the puppet theater. Then, he joined the Kabuki world.

11th lunar month of 1781: Saburobŕ worked in Ky˘to, along with Tatsuoka Mansaku and Haruki Motosuke [1], on the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata Fukki no Ishizue", which celebrated the shűmei of Yamamoto Giemon and Hanagiri Tomimatsu I and welcomed back in Ky˘to the star Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1783: Saburobŕ worked in Ky˘to, along with Tatsuoka Mansaku and Tsutsui Sanch˘, on the kaomise drama "Sanjikkoku Yofune no Hajimari".

11th lunar month of 1784: Saburobŕ worked in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, along with Nagawa Shimesuke I, Toyotake ďritsu and Nagawa Eich˘d˘, on the kaomise drama "Naka ni M˘keta Otogo Kaomise", which welcomed in ďsaka the Edo stars Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV and Iwai Hanshir˘ IV.

11th lunar month of 1785: Saburobŕ worked in Ky˘to, along with Tatsuoka Mansaku, on the kaomise drama "H˘j˘ Jiraiki".

11th lunar month of 1786: Saburobŕ worked in Ky˘to, along with Tatsuoka Mansaku, on the kaomise drama "Shinchoku Niai no Enmusubi", which was produced by Sawamura Motosabur˘ and celebrated the shűmei of Yamamura Tomoemon I.

11th lunar month of 1787: Saburobŕ worked in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, along with Chikamatsu Tokus˘ [2], on the kaomise drama "Masaru Medetaki Toshi no Kaomise", which was produced by Nakayama Fukuz˘.

11th lunar month of 1788: Saburobŕ worked in Ky˘to at the Nishi no Shibai, along with Shimada K˘z˘ [3], on the kaomise drama "Tokiwa Ich˘ Genji no Kaomise".

11th lunar month of 1789: Saburobŕ worked with Namiki Gohei I at the Kado no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Kaomise Chigusa Musubi".

11th lunar month of 1790: Saburobŕ worked with Chikamatsu Tokus˘ at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Chűshin K˘shaku".

12th lunar month of 1790: Saburobŕ worked in the same theater on the drama "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri", which starred Kan˘ Hinasuke I in the role of Ishikawa Goemon.

11th lunar month of 1791: Saburobŕ worked with Nagawa Shimesuke I at the Kado no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Keisei Shinobazu-ga-Ike", which was produced by Asao Okujir˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1791: Saburobŕ worked in the same theater on the drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari".

11th lunar month of 1792: Saburobŕ worked with Nagawa Shimesuke I and Nagawa Tokusuke at the Kado no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Hito no Kokoro-ni Kan˘ Kaomise", which was produced by Asao Okujir˘ I. He also worked in the same theater on the drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki", which starred Kan˘ Hinasuke I (Yamaguchi Kurojir˘, Matsunaga Daizen), Ichikawa Danz˘ IV (Oda Nobunaga, Konoshita T˘kichi), Nakayama Raisuke II (Kan˘nosuke Naonobu, Shinsaku), Nakamura Noshio II (Princess Yuki, Kich˘-no-Mae) and Asao Tamejűr˘ I (Konishi Zesai).

End of 1793 ~ beginning of 1794: Saburobŕ worked in Ky˘to.

End of 1794 ~ beginning of 1795: Saburobŕ worked along with Nagawa Kunisuke in ďsaka in miyaji shibai, at the Amidain Monzen-mae Shibai. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Takemoto Saburobŕ III was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active in Ky˘to and ďsaka from the first half of the 1780s to the middle of the 1790s.

[1] The others sakusha were Amano Sh˘z˘, Tatsuoka Manji and Nakamura Kasuke.

[2] The others sakusha were Nakagawa Sh˘gor˘, Namiki Hanz˘, and Matsukawa Sada.

[3] The others sakusha were Ono Isabur˘ and Matsumoto Washichi.

The name of Takemoto Saburobŕ III in the 1793 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the right side of the picture)

 
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