Poetry name: Kata
Late father-in-law: Kanai Sansh˘
Beginning of the 1800s: he starts his career as an actor, disciple of Onoe Matsusuke I. His stage name is Onoe Onoz˘.
16th day of the 10th lunar month of 1815: his master Onoe Sh˘roku I dies.
11th lunar month of 1815: Sensuke works, under the command of the tatesakusha Fukumori Kiusuke, along with the sakusha Shinoda Kinji I and Hon'ya S˘shichi, on the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Oedo no Kaburaya", which is staged at the Nakamuraza to celebrate the shűmei of Onoe Kikugor˘ III and Kataoka Gach˘ and welcomes in Edo the actor Sawamura Tanosuke II.
1818: he gets married with the daughter of Kanai Sansh˘ and takes the name of Matsui Yűsuke II.
11th lunar month of 1818: Yűsuke works at the Tamagawaza, under the command of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Ubuyu no Tamagawa", which stars Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, Iwai Hanshir˘ V, Segawa Kikunoj˘ V, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, S˘ry˘ Jinroku II, Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ IV, ďtani Bajű II and Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1819: Yűsuke works at the Tamagawaza, under the command of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the kaomise drama "Nana Komachi Yagura no Amagoi", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actors Fujikawa Tomokichi II and Nakayama Tatez˘ II, and celebrates the shűmei of both Sawamura T˘jűr˘ I and Fujikawa Tomokichi II; The two stars of this program are Onoe Kikugor˘ III and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII.
11th lunar month of 1820: Yűsuke works at the Kawarazakiza, under the command of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the kaomise drama "Ise Heiji Ume no Mitegura", which celebrates the shűmei of Onoe Tamiz˘ II, ďtani Monz˘ II and Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV. Premiere of the Kiyomoto-based dance-drama "Sakisomuru Renri no Kiyomoto", which is still part of the current Kabuki repertoire and is now entitled "Chasen Uri". The lyrics were written by Yűsuke.
11th lunar month of 1821: Yűsuke works at the Kawarazakiza, under the command of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the drama "Imoseyama Hitome Senbon", which mixes the "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" and "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" worlds [casting].
11th lunar month of 1822: Yűsuke works at the Ichimuraza, under the command of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the drama "Gohiiki Tsuwamono no Majiwari", which welcomes back Iwai Hanshir˘ V in Edo and celebrates the shűmei of Nakayama Kinsha.
1826: he takes the name of Kanai Yűsuke II.
Fall 1827: he takes the name of Kanai Sangy˘.
11th lunar month of 1827: the kaomise drama "Kawaranu Hana Genji no Kaomise", which was written by Matsushima Ch˘fu I, Mimasuya Nis˘ji and Sangy˘, is staged at the Ichimuraza; it stars Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, Ichimura Uzaemon XII, Band˘ Minosuke II, Ichikawa Ichiz˘ II, Iwai Kumesabur˘ II, Iwai Shijaku I, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, Nakayama Bungor˘ II, Sawamura Shabaku, Ogino Izabur˘ III, Naritaya S˘bŕ and Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1828: Sangy˘ works in the same theater on the new year sogamono "Futaba no Haru Nigiwai Soga". This is his last work. He retires from the Kabuki world and settles right in the heart of the pleasures quarter of Yoshiwara.
Kanai Sangy˘ was an Edo sakusha, who worked on more than 24 original dramas or dance-dramas from the middle of the 1810s to the end of the 1820s. Only "Chasen Uri" has survived.
The name of Kanai Sangy˘ in a 1828 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the right side of the picture); all the names were the sakusha at the Nakamuraza (right block), at the Ichimuraza (center block) and at the Kawarazakiza (left block)
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