|SAWAMURA SHOZAN V|
Sawamura Shozan V
Real name: Yamanaka S˘jir˘
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Shozan (5)
Existence: 11 October 1902 ~ 3 December 1968
Father: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII
11 October 1902: Born in T˘ky˘. He is the second son of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII.
September 1908: he makes his first stage appearance, at the Kabukiza, where he receives the name of Sawamura Yoshijir˘ III.
1931: he spends most of this year abroad, studying Western theatre arts in Europe and the USA.
March 1947: he achieves a great success at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ by playing the role of Nuregami Ch˘gor˘ in the drama "Hikimado".
2 March 1949: his father Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII dies.
30 August 1962: his eldest brother Suketakaya Takasuke V dies.
April 1964: because of serious health problems, he decides to retire, taking the name of Sawamura Shozan V and giving his previous stage name to his son Sawamura Yoshijir˘ IV, who became Sawamura Tanosuke VI.
3 December 1968: he dies in T˘ky˘.
Sawamura Shozan V was a nimaime and a wagotoshi. His most notable performance was the role of Sonobe Saemon in the classic "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari". In some books, he is referenced as Sawamura Shozan I.
The Sawamura Yoshijir˘ line of actors
The Sawamura Tanosuke line of actors
The Sawamura Shozan line of actors
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