|ARASHI SANGORď IV|
Poetry name: Raishi
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Existence: 1804 ~ 29th day of the 6th lunar month of 1837
Great-grandfather : Arashi Sangor˘ I
Grandfather: Arashi Raishi I (Arashi Sangor˘ II)
Grandfather: Arashi Raishi II (Arashi Sangor˘ III)
Brother: Arashi Raishi III
Disciple: Arashi Sangor˘ V
2nd lunar month of 1823: great shűmei for the Ky˘ya guild; Arashi Sangor˘ III and his son Arashi Umatar˘ I respectively take the names of Arashi Raishi II and Arashi Sangor˘ IV at the Minamigawa no Shibai; the new Sangor˘ plays the role of Momoi Wakasanosuke in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
1833: his father Arashi Raishi II dies.
Summer 1834: tour in Nagoya with Nakayama Nanshi II.
3rd lunar month of 1836: tour in Ise.
8th lunar month of 1836: Sangor˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Kan Sh˘j˘ and Takebe Genz˘ in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".
9th lunar month of 1836: Sangor˘ plays in the same theater the role of Sukeichi in the drama "Ranjatai Nitta Keizu"; the role of K˘nai is played by Nakayama Bunshichi III.
11th lunar month of 1836: Sangor˘ plays in the same theater the role of Konomura Hayatonosuke in the drama "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘".
29th day of the 6th lunar month of 1837: Sangor˘ dies in ďsaka.
Arashi Sangor˘ IV was a 19th century tachiyaku actor, who followed the footsteps of his famous father and grandfather, specializing himself in wagoto and jitsugoto roles. One of his best roles was Tokubei in Chikamatsu Monzaemon I's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű". He unfortunately died before reaching the top of his art.
Arashi Sangor˘ IV (in the middle of the picture) playing the role of Ashikaga Yoshinori in the drama "Keisei Kogane no Niwatori", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1834 at the ďnishi no Shibai
The Arashi Sangor˘ line of actors
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