ONOE SAMON

Stage names:

Onoe Samon In Japanese
Onoe Kojir˘ In Japanese

Other name:

ďmiya Yaemon In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Onoe Ukon I

Disciples: Onoe Kikusabur˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I

Career:

Before 1710: date of birth unknown. Disciple of Onoe Ukon I, he received the name of Onoe Kojir˘ and performed in Ky˘to as a wakashugata.

1st lunar month of 1710: Kojir˘ became wakaonnagata in Ky˘to, playing a keisei role in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Shijűhachi Taka".

11th lunar month of 1716: He took the name of Onoe Samon in Ky˘to, playing the role of Princess Ono in the kaomise drama "Tatsu no Miyako Ikuyo no Yonedawara" which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I.

11th lunar month of 1717: Samon played the role of Magosabur˘'s ny˘b˘ Okume in Sakakiyama Kansuke I's kaomise drama "ďmu Gaeshi Momotose Gitsune", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; his stage partners were Shibazaki Rinzaemon I, Kirinami Takie, Yamada Jinpachi, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I, Katayama Kozaemon, Matsushima Moheiji and Band˘ Matajűr˘ I.

Fall 1718: Samon went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1718: Samon played at the Ichimuraza the role of K˘bai in the kaomise drama "Gozen N˘ Mitsu Uroko", sharing the stage with Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, ďtani Hiroji I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Sodeoka Masanosuke II, ďkuma Utaemon, Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I, Nakajima Mihoemon I and Onogawa Orie.

1st lunar month of 1719: Samon's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was one black stroke below j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) rank [visual]. He played at the Ichimuraza the role of Manju (disguised as Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari) in the drama "Fukujukai ďmi Genji". His stage partner in the role of Kanju (disguised as Soga Gor˘ Tokimune) was Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II.

3rd lunar month of 1719: Samon's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, reached the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi level.

Fall 1719: Samon went back to Kamigata.

11thn lunar month of 1719: Samon played in Ky˘to the role of the eye doctor Makino in the kaomise drama "H˘raisan Hiyoku no Tsurukame", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I for the nadai Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ.

1st lunar month of 1720: Samon's rank in one Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi. In another 1720 Ky˘to hy˘banki, he was ranked one black stroke below j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - excellent) rank [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Onoe Samon was an onnagata Ky˘to actor, who was active from the beginning of the 1710s to the beginning of the 1720s. He made a short but quite successful career, which included a 1-season stay in Edo.

Yashio Ikuemon (left), Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I (center) and Onoe Samon (right) playing the roles of Onoemon, Wadabara Yasozaemon and the eye doctor Makino in the kaomise drama "H˘raisan Hiyoku no Tsurukame", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1719

 
Search this site powered by FreeFind
  Site map | Disclaimer
Contact | Main | Top | Updates | Actors | Plays | Playwrights | Programs | Links | FAQ | Glossary | Chronology | Illustrations | Prints | Characters | Derivatives | Theaters | Coming soon | News