TAMAGAWA SENNOJď IV

Stage names:

Tamagawa Sennoj˘ IV In Japanese
Tamagawa Sarashi In Japanese

Line number: YODAIME (IV)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III

Disciple: Tamagawa Fujinosuke

Career:

1680s: a relative of late Tamagawa Sennoj˘ II. He starts his career in Edo around 1685 as a disciple of Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III, performing under the name of Tamagawa Sarashi.

1692: Tamagawa Sarashi takes the name of Tamagawa Sennoj˘ IV.

1st lunar month of 1699: Sennoj˘ settles in Ky˘to, where he becomes kashagata.

11th lunar month of 1704: Sennoj˘ plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Uga-no-Tsubone in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kissh˘ Tennyo Anzan no Tama".

3rd lunar month of 1711: Sennoj˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, is j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior).

11th lunar month of 1712: Sennoj˘ plays in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Banbanzai".

1st lunar month of 1713: Sennoj˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1716: Sennoj˘ plays in Ky˘to the role of Tawara no T˘ta's widow in the kaomise drama "Tatsu no Miyako Ikuyo no Yonedawara", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1717: Sennoj˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, falls to j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1717: Sennoj˘ plays in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Genj˘raku Biwa no ďumi", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1723: Sennoj˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Tamekawa Kohy˘e.

1st lunar month of 1724: Sennoj˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Ichikawa Toyama III. He plays at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the new year drama "Keisei Futakamiyama", which is produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I. This is his last recorded performance on a Kabuki stage. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappeared from the records.

Comments:

Tamagawa Sennoj˘ IV was born and trained in Edo as an onnagata, performing hime or musume roles during the 1680s and the 1690s. He went to Ky˘to in 1699 to become a successful kashagata actor. He was active in the Imperial City up to the midle of the 1720s.

Tamagawa Sennoj˘ IV

The Tamagawa Sennoj˘ line of actors

 
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