BANDď SANPACHI
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Band˘ Sanpachi I
 

The actor Band˘ Sanpachi I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1750 to the 1st lunar month of 1770.

Band˘ Sanpachi I in the role of Tsurigane Yazaemon in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Band˘ Sanpachi II
Band˘ Sanpachi II  In Japanese | Band˘ Matahachi II  In Japanese | Band˘ Kintar˘  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. He started his career as a disciple of Band˘ Sanpachi I, who gave him the name of Band˘ Kintar˘. He made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1755, performing at the Ichimuraza as a koyaku in the kaomise drama "Kashiwagat˘ge Kichirei Sum˘". He became tachiyaku and katakiyaku in 1759 and 1761. He took the name of Band˘ Matahachi II in the 11th lunar month of 1762, performing at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Mison˘ Banzei no Hachinoki". His master Band˘ Sanpachi I died the 11th of the 1st lunar month of 1770 and he was allowed to succeed him the same year, taking the name of Band˘ Sanpachi II in the 11th lunar month of 1770 at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of the villain Takeda Tar˘ in the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy˘ no Mato", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Nakamura Sh˘ch˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III. He was active in Edo up to the 1st lunar month of 1779, when his name was recorded in a Kabuki program for the last time (he played the role of Kajiwara at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Gohiiki Nennen Soga"). We don't know what happens to him afterwards. He most likely died in Edo around 1787.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
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Band˘ Sanpachi II in the role of Banba no Chűta in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Band˘ Sanpachi III
 

The zamoto Morita Kan'ya X held the name of Band˘ Sanpachi III from the 9th lunar month of 1824 to the 4th lunar month of 1830.

Band˘ Sanpachi III playing the role of Naokichi in the dance "Eiga no Yume Zensei Asobi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1827 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Band˘ Sanpachi IV
Band˘ Sanpachi IV  In Japanese | Band˘ Aiz˘ I  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Son of the Ichimuraza t˘dori Band˘ Kitsujűr˘ I and disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XII, his first stage name was Band˘ Aiz˘ I. He made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1827, performing at the Ichimuraza as a koyaku in the kaomise drama "Kawaranu Hana Genji no Kaomise", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the ďsaka actor Ichikawa Ichiz˘ II. He became katakiyaku in 1836 and took the name of Band˘ Sanpachi IV in the 11th lunar month of 1843 at the Ichimuraza, playing in the drama "Wakatonobara Sharin no ďyose", which commemorated the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the passing away of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III. He died in the 7th lunar month of 1846, stupidly drowning along with Band˘ Murasuke while on a pleasure boat near Shinjuku.

Band˘ Sanpachi IV in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Band˘ Sanpachi V
 

The actor Band˘ Kitsujűr˘ II held the name of Band˘ Sanpachi V from the 3rd lunar month of 1860 to July 1879.

Band˘ Sanpachi V in the role of the boatman Ch˘ji in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

 
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