ARASHI SAN'EMON IX

Stage names:

Arashi San'emon IX In Japanese
Arashi Hinasabur˘ In Japanese

Other name: Arashi Minshi III

Guild: Yoshidaya

Line number: KUDAIME (IX)

Existence: 1805 ~ 16th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1859

Connection:

Father: Arashi Senshir˘

Master: Arashi Koroku IV

Adopted son: Arashi San'emon X

Career:

1805 ~ 1823: he starts his career as a disciple of Arashi Koroku IV, who gives him the name of Arashi Hinasabur˘ and trains him as a wakaonnagata actor.

Winter 1823: Arashi Hinasabur˘ takes the name of Arashi San'emon IX in Ky˘to.

9th ~ 10th lunar months of 1826: tour in Nagoya with Onoe Kikugor˘ III, Nakayama Shinkur˘ IV and Onoe Matsusuke III.

11th lunar month of 1826: his master Arashi Koroku IV dies.

Summer 1837: tour in Nagoya with Arashi Kanjűr˘ I, Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ I and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I.

Winter 1837 ~ 1838: short stay in Edo; San'emon plays at the Kawarazakiza.

1st lunar month of 1851: San'emon's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

3rd lunar month of 1851: San'emon plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of the courtesan Azuma in the drama "Hanazum˘ Ch˘ch˘ Monjitsu", similar to "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".

5th lunar month of 1851: San'emon plays in the same theater the role of Osono in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

3rd lunar month of 1852: San'emon plays in the same theater the roles of Princess Chigusa and Hayase in the drama "Hana Kaede Ogura no Shikishi".

11th lunar month of 1854: San'emon plays at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Osan in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi"; the role of Mohei is played by Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1855: San'emon's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is hakushi-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost unique - superior - superior - excellent).

2nd lunar month of 1855: San'emon plays the role of Shizuka Gozen in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which is produced by the zamoto Arashi Kitsunosuke at the Chikugo no Shibai; his stage partners are Arashi Rikaku II (Sat˘ Tadanobu, the fox Genkur˘, Kokingo and Kajiwara Kagetoki) and Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV (Tokaiya Ginpei, Taira no Tomomori, Igami no Gonta and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan).

11th lunar month of 1858: San'emon appears on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai. He falls ill, can't recover and dies the following year, the 16th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1859.

Comments:

Arashi San'emon IX was a good wakaonnagata actor, who spent most of his career in Kamigata. Keisei roles were his forte.

Arashi San'emon IX playing the role of Chidori in the epic drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1848 in ďsaka at the Wakadayű no Shibai
(print made by Utagawa Kunimasu)

Print made by Yasukawa Harusada in the 1830s

The Arashi San'emon line of actors

 
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