KUWABARA SANZAEMON

Stage name:

Kuwabara Sanzaemon In Japanese

Existence: ???

Career:

1st lunar month of 1698: Premiere at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater of the drama "Keisei Asama-ga-Dake", which was produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I [casting]. Kuwabara Sanzaemon was recorded for the first time, playing the role of Suwa Tonegor˘ (a katakiyaku role) in "Keisei Asama-ga-Dake".

1st lunar month of 1700: Sanzaemon performed in Ky˘to in the new year drama "Keisei Okusama Sugata Meshitaki Sugata".

1st lunar month of 1701: Sanzaemon went to ďsaka and performed in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Mand˘e", which was produced by Kamogawa Noshio I.

11th lunar month of 1707: Sanzaemon performed in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Onna Daimy˘ Irekozan".

2nd lunar month of 1708: Sanzaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was (superior) [visual].

Fall 1710: Sanzaemon went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1710: Sanzaemon became tachiyaku and played at the Ichimuraza the role of Nagasaki Kageyu Saemon in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Takii Hanshir˘ and welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Kirinami Takie.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Sanzaemon's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1711: Sanzaemon performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1713: Sanzaemon played at the Ichimuraza the role of Ishid˘ J˘nosuke in the new year drama "Taihei Onna Imagawa".

4th lunar month of 1713: Sanzaemon's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1713: Sanzaemon moved to the Moritaza and played the role of Hayato in the kaomise drama "Yorimasa Taikyoku no Mato".

Fall 1714: Sanzaemon went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1714: Sanzaemon became jitsuaku and performed in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Bandai-ga-Ike no Tsurukame", which was produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I at Shioya Kuroemon's theater. He fell ill and stopped acting.

1st lunar month of 1715: Sanzaemon's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Band˘ Matajűr˘ I and Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I. In another hy˘banki, his rank was only (superior) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Kuwabara Sanzaemon was a Kamigata actor, who was active in Ky˘to, ďsaka and Edo from the end of the 1690s to the first half of the 1710s. He performed as a katakiyaku or a tachiyaku. He ended his career as a jitsuaku.

Kuwabara Sanzaemon (left) and Gatten Yazaemon (right) performing in the kaomise drama "Bandai-ga-Ike no Tsurukame", which was staged in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1714

 
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