ARASHI SANGORÔ VI

Stage names:

Arashi Sangorô VI
Arashi Hinasuke VIII
Nakamura Takesaburô III
Nakamura Shikanosuke
Nakamura Kannosuke II

Real name: Nakamura Yasunojô

Guild: Azumaya

Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)

Poetry name: Raishi

Existence: 1851 ~ 5 June 1925

Connection:

Master: Nakamura Shikan IV

Adoptive father: Arashi Hinasuke VII

Disciple: Arashi Hinasuke IX

Career:

1851: born in Edo in the district of Shitaya. His father is Nakamura Kujűrô, a theater official.

8th lunar month of 1860: he starts his career as a disciple of Nakamura Shikan IV and receives the name of Nakamura Kannosuke II.

Fall 1868: he settles in Ôsaka.

10th lunar month of 1868: Nakamura Kannosuke II takes the name of Nakamura Shikanosuke.

12th lunar month of 1868: Nakamura Shikanosuke takes the name of Nakamura Takesaburô III. Later on, he is adopted by Arashi Hinasuke VII.

2nd lunar month of 1872: his adoptive father Arashi Hinasuke VII dies.

February 1873: Nakamura Takesaburô III takes the name of Arashi Hinasuke VIII. Later on, he breaks off with his late adoptive father's family.

April 1875: Arashi Hinasuke VIII takes the name of Arashi Sangorô VI at the Chikugo no Shibai, playing in the drama "Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami".

April 1893: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of Momonoi Wakasanosuke, Hayano Kanpei and Oishi in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

November 1893: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of Sakuramaru and Chiyo in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsuômaru and Umeômaru are played by Arashi Kitsusaburô IV and Arashi Rikaku IV.

July 1894: Sangorô plays at the Kado Gekijô the role of Danshichi Kurobę in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami".

March 1896: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the role of Ohatsu in the drama "Kagamiyama Kokyô no Nishikie"; the roles of Onoe and Iwafuji are played by Arashi Rikaku IV and Arashi Kitsusaburô IV.

April 1896: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of En'ya Hangan and Hayano Kanpei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

April 1898: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of En'ya Hangan, Ishidô Umanojô, Ono Sadakurô and Teraoka Heiemon in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

November 1900: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of Momonoi Wakasanosuke, Ono Sadakurô and Ôwashi Bungo in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

April 1902: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of Ashikaga Tadayoshi, Ishidô Umanojô and Hayano Kanpei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

March 1903: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of Momonoi Wakasanosuke, Ishidô Umanojô, Sagisaka Bannai, Ono Sadakurô and Teraoka Heiemon in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

Comments:

Arashi Sangorô VI was an actor who was born in Edo and settled in Ôsaka, where he spent most of his career during the Meiji era. He was not specialized in any kind of roles and played as a tachiyaku, an onnagata or a katakiyaku depending on the needs of the productions, either in jidaimono or sewamono dramas. He was also active in performing in modern dramas. He was quite popular in Ôsaka in the 1890s and the beginning of the 1900s and was a mainstay at the Bentenza (Ôsaka). He retired in his latter years.

Arashi Sangorô VI (right) playing the role of Danshichi Kurobę in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami", which was staged in July 1894 at the Kado Gekijô

The roles of Issun Tokubę (top-left) and Mikawaya Giheiji are played by Ichikawa Ichizô IV and Ichikawa Aratarô I

The Nakamura Takesaburô line of actors

The Arashi Hinasuke line of actors

The Arashi Sangorô line of actors

 
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