IWAI SAGENTA
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Iwai Sagenta I
 

The actor Iwai Sagenta I held this name from the 1st lunar month of 1693 to the end of 1709, then from the 11th lunar month of 1713 to the end of 1715.

Iwai Sagenta I in a print made by Torii Kiyonobu I

Iwai Sagenta II
Iwai Sagenta II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Relationship to the Iwai clan unknown. He most likely took the name of Iwai Sagenta II in the 11th lunar month of 1730, performing at the Moritaza as a wakaonnagata in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Michinoku no Miyako". He was active in Edo for 4 years. His last-recorded performance happened in the 11th lunar month of 1734, in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Michi-no-Ku Yunzei Genji". We don't know what has happened to him afterwards for he disappeared from the records.

Iwai Sagenta II performing in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Michinoku no Miyako", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1730 at the Moritaza

Iwai Sagenta III
Iwai Sagenta III  In Japanese
 

A minor actor held the name of Iwai Sagenta III during the H˘reki era.

 
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