ICHIOKA SADANORI

Pen names:

Ichioka Sadanori In Japanese
Ichioka Washichi I In Japanese
Matsumoto Washichi In Japanese
Machimoto Washichi In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Tatsuoka Mansaku

Disciples: Ichioka Washichi II, Ichioka Jihei, Ichioka Rihei, Ichioka T˘suke

Career:

Before 1795: disciple of Tatsuoka Mansaku, his first two pen names were Machimoto Washichi and Matsumoto Washichi.

3rd lunar month of 1795: he worked in ďsaka on the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki".

1st lunar month of 1802: he took the name of Ichioka Washichi I and worked at the Kado no Shibai on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Midori no Hayashi", which was produced by Anegawa Kamesabur˘ and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the star Ichikawa Danz˘ IV.

1st lunar month of 1805: Washichi worked at the Kado no Shibai, along with Chikamatsu Tokuz˘ [1], on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Koi M˘de Kiyomizu Zakura", which was produced by Arashi Torasabur˘.

11th lunar month of 1805: Washichi worked in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, along with Chikamatsu Tokuz˘ and Nagawa Kunisuke, on the kaomise drama "Shinshű Kawanakajima Gassen"; the main actors are Arashi Kichisabur˘ II, Onoe Koisabur˘ I, Onoe Shinshichi II, Kan˘ Minshi I, Arashi Izabur˘ I, Seki Sanjűr˘ I, Ichikawa Dannosuke III, Nakayama Yoshio I, Mimasu Tokujir˘ I and Nakamura Noshio III.

11th lunar month of 1806: Washichi worked in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, along with his master Tatsuoka Mansaku [2], on the kaomise drama "Akiba Gongen Kaisen Banashi".

3rd lunar month of 1808: the drama "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘", which was originally written for the puppet theater and premiered in the 9th lunar month of 1807 in ďsaka, was adapted for Kabuki by the sakusha Nagawa Kunisuke, Nagawa Tokusuke I and Washichi. It was staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting].

3rd day of the 9th lunar month of 1809 [3]: his Master Tatsuoka Mansaku died in ďsaka.

Fall 1809: Washichi went to Edo with Ichikawa Ichiz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1809: Washichi worked at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Futaba no Isaoshi".

11th lunar month of 1810: Washichi worked at the Moritaza, along with the tatesakusha Segawa Jok˘ II, on the kaomise drama "Monomi Guruma Yuki no Takadono", which welcomed back in Edo the actor Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I, Onoe Shinshichi II and Nakayama Kamesabur˘.

2nd lunar month of 1811: Washichi worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Shinbutai Sakae Soga"; the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune was played by Ichikawa Ichiz˘ I and the roles of both Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Ichikawa Omez˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1813: he went back to ďsaka and worked at the Kado no Shibai, along with Nagawa Harusuke I, on the ni-no-kawari drama "Ane Im˘to Date no ďkido", which was produced by Ichikawa Zentar˘ and starred Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Arashi Kichisabur˘ II, Nakamura Karoku I, Arashi Tomisabur˘ II and Asao Kuzaemon I.

11th lunar month of 1813: Washichi worked at the Moritaza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV and Hon'ya S˘shichi, on the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsunagi Uma".

1st lunar month of 1814: he went back to ďsaka, took the name of Ichioka Sadanori and worked at the Naka no Shibai on the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kane ga Sakura", which was produced by Nakamura Utagor˘ and starred Nakamura Utaemon III, Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Ogawa Kichitar˘ III, Nakayama Bungor˘ I, Nakamura Daikichi I, Nakayama Yoshio I, Nakayama Hyakka and Nakayama Shinkur˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1814: Sadanori worked at the Kitagawa no Shibai, along with Nagawa Harusuke I, on the kaomise drama "Tsugi Awase Ekiji no Ume".

1st lunar month of 1815: Sadanori workedin ďsaka on the drama "Akiba Gongen Kaisen Banashi", which was produced by Kataoka Ichimatsu. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Ichioka Sadanori was an important Kamigata playwright who was active from the end of the second half of the 1790s to the first half of the 1810s. He worked for three majors actors, Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Ichikawa Ichiz˘ I (Ebijűr˘ I) and Kataoka Nizaemon VII.

[1] Others sakusha were Machimoto Rihei, Namiki Harusuke and Egawa Sadashichi.

[2] Others sakusha were Namiki Miyosuke, Namiki Jűsuke, Nagawa Ujűr˘ and Ichioka Rihei.

[3] The 3rd day of the 9th lunar month of the 6th year of the Bunka era was the 11th of October 1809 in the western calendar.

The name of Ichioka Sadanori in a 1815 ďsaka yakuwari banzuke (the zone within the red shape on the left side of the picture)

The Ichioka Washichi line of playwrights

 
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