SAKAKIYAMA SHIROTARď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I
 

The founder of the line Sakakiyama Sagisuke held the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I from the 11th lunar month of 1708 to the 10th lunar month of 1747.

The actors Arashi San'emon III (left) and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I (right) playing in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the roles of Toriya Manbŕ and Umebayashi Momotar˘ in the kaomise drama "Hirakana Imagawaj˘"

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II
 

The actor Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III held the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II from the 11th lunar month of 1747 to the 10th lunar month of 1766.

The actors Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II (left) and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I (right) playing the roles of Orachi and Sodesaka Kyűma in the drama "Keisei Koinariyama", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1764 at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III
 

The actor Sakakiyama Koshir˘ IV held the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1766 to the 10th lunar month of 1767.

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III performing in Tenmaya Kyűshichi's kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1766 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV
Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV  In Japanese | Yamashita Shirotar˘  In Japanese | Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV  In Japanese | Sakakiyama Kotar˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Nephew and disciple of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III, his first stage name was Sakakiyama Kotar˘ and he started his career as an iroko. He took the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the 11th lunar month of 1767 but never achieved fame in the Imperial city. He performed under the name of Yamashita Shirotar˘ for a few years between 1784 and 1788. He took back the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV in 1788. His name appeared for the last time in a theater playbill around 1797.

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV in 1794

Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V
Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V  In Japanese | Matsushima Shirotar˘  In Japanese | Matsushima Kuniz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. This actor started his career at the beginning of the 1790s, as a disciple of Matsushima Matsuemon, who gave him the name of Matsushima Kuniz˘ and trained him to perform in hama shibai venues in ďsaka like the Takeda no Shibai or the Wakadayű no Shibai. He took the name of Matsushima Shirotar˘ around 1800. He was adopted by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV, along with Sakakiyama Koshir˘ V, in order to secure the future of the Sakakiyama clan of actors. He took the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V in 1803. He excelled in jitsugoto and became zagashira in hama shibai but never performed in ˘shibai. He most likely died in the middle of the Bunsei era and had no heir when he passed away.

 
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