ANEGAWA SHINSHIRď III

Stage names:

Anegawa Shinshir˘ III In Japanese
Anegawa Minato II In Japanese
Anegawa Tsunakichi I In Japanese

Guilds: ďtsuya, Koiya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Ikk˘

Existence: 1748 ~ 26th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1805 [1]

Connection:

Master: Anegawa Shinshir˘ I

Brother: Anegawa Minato I

Adopted son: Anegawa Tsunakichi II

Disciple: Anegawa Toraz˘

Family map: the Anegawa Clan

Career:

Before 1771: he started his career as a disciple of the Anegawa clan, performing under the name of Anegawa Tsunakichi I.

11th lunar month of 1771: he became wakaonnagata and took the name of Anegawa Minato II in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, playing the role of Watari Shinzaemon's ny˘b˘ Karaito in the kaomise drama "Miyako Yoshino Mikado no Takadono", which was produced by Mimasu Tokujir˘ I, welcomed in Ky˘to the Edo actor Sakata Hangor˘ II and celebrated also the shűmei of both Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III and Yamatoyama Rinzaemon II.

1st lunar month of 1777: premiere at the Kitagawa no Shibai of the drama "Keisei Tonoi Zakura", whose plot was very close to Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa"; Minato played the roles of Otane and Sasao [casting]. Minato's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

1st lunar month of 1780: Namiki Gohŕ's drama "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri" was produced for the first time in Ky˘to; Minato played the roles of Sonoo-no-Kata and Goemon's wife Oritsu [casting].

9th lunar month of 1781: Minato played the role of Oyoshi in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which was produced by Yamashita Yaoz˘ I at the Kitagawa no Shibai; his stage partners were Onoe Kikugor˘ I (Enju, Shigetada), Arashi Hinasuke I (Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka, Matsuemon, Higuchi no Jir˘ Kanemitsu), Arashi Sangor˘ II (Kajiwara Genta Kagesue), Sawamura Kunitar˘ I (Chidori), Arashi San'emon VI (Ofude) and Shibazaki Rinzaemon II (Takatsuna, Gonshir˘).

1st lunar month of 1784: he became tachiyaku and took the name of Anegawa Shinshir˘ III at the Minamigawa no Shibai, playing the roles of Dankur˘, Katsuragi Minbu and Goheiji in the drama "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari"; his stage partners were Shibazaki Rinzaemon II (Sonobe Hy˘e), Hanagiri Tomimatsu I (Magaki, Goheiji's wife), Asao Kunigor˘ II (Akizuki Daizen, Tsukimitsu Kyűz˘, Gorobei Masamune), Arashi Sanjűr˘ II (Saisaki Iga-no-Kami, the yakko Tsumahei), Ichinoya Gonjűr˘ (Kuniyuki), Ogawa Kichitar˘ II (Saemon) and Nakayama Tsuruz˘ (Princess Usuyuki).

11th lunar month of 1784: Shinshir˘ played in Ky˘to at the Nishi no Shibai the roles of Akaboshi Tar˘ and Momoyama Tar˘bŕ in Tatsuoka Mansaku's kaomise drama "Kuni no Hana ďshimadai". Then, he went to ďsaka to perform at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise program "Naka ni M˘keru Otogo Kaomise", which was produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ II and welcomed the Edo stars Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV and Iwai Hanshir˘ IV.

1st lunar month of 1785: Shinshir˘'s rank in both the Ky˘to and the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

2nd lunar month of 1788: premiere at the ďnishi no Shibai of the drama "Gishinden Yomikiri K˘shaku"; Shinshir˘ played the roles of Hayano Kanpei and Uekiya Mokuemon (in reality Takemori Kitahachi) [more details]. It was supposed to be staged first in Ky˘to at the beginning of the month at the Nishi no Shibai but the theater was destroyed by fire the 29th day of the 1st lunar month. The troupe went to ďsaka to perform at the ďnishi no Shibai and to celebrate the shűmei of Kataoka Nizaemon VII.

1st lunar month ~ 3rd lunar month of 1794: premiere of Tatsuoka Mansaku's drama "Keisei Haru no Tori", which was famous for its "Umagiri" scene and was produced by the zamoto Asao Okujir˘ I in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai; Shinshir˘ played the roles of Takagawa Sehei, Shioya T˘emon and Yosodayű's ny˘b˘ Komitsu [more details].

1st lunar month of 1796: Shinshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He was the kanjiku for tachiyaku actors.

1st lunar month of 1798: Shinshir˘'s name and rank appeared for the last time in a Kabuki hy˘banki. He retires from the Kabuki world around that time.

26th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1805 [1]: Shinshir˘ died in ďsaka; his tombstone was located in the precincts of the Saik˘ji Temple in the district of Matsuzaki.

Comments:

Anegawa Shinshir˘ III was a popular Kamigata actor, who was able to play a wide range of male or female roles. He was more at ease in sewamono than in jidaimono.

[1] The 26th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 2nd year of the Bunka era was the 26th of March 1805 in the western calendar.

Anegawa Shinshir˘ III playing the role of Ishidome Busuke in the drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1793 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Ryűk˘sai)

Illustrated playbill 1798

Suifutei 1782

The Anegawa Minato line of actors

The Anegawa Shinshir˘ line of actors

 
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