SUGIYAMA KANZAEMON III

Stage names:

Sugiyama Kanzaemon III In Japanese
Sugiyama Heihachi In Japanese
Yamashita Bunzaemon In Japanese
Yamashita Itsuki In Japanese
Yamashita Itsuki In Japanese

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Senshi

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Yamashita Ky˘emon I

Adoptive father: Sugiyama Kanzaemon I

Career:

1686 ~ 1697: disciple of Yamashita Hanzaemon I, he starts his career in Ky˘to as a wakashugata, performing under the name of Yamashita Itsuki. His next stage name is Yamashita Bunzaemon.

1697: he is adopted by Sugiyama Kanzaemon I and receives the name of Sugiyama Heihachi.

11th lunar month of 1706: Heihachi plays in ďsaka the role of Sukeroku in the drama "Ky˘ Sukeroku Shinjű", which is produced by Kataoka Nizaemon I for the nadai ďsaka Kuzaemon; his stage partners are Asao Jűjir˘ (the courtesan Agemaki), Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (Nenbutsudera no Osh˘), Yoshizawa Ayame I (Yaoya Otsuji) and Kataoka Nizaemon I (Yaoya Kozaemon).

3rd lunar month of 1707: Heihachi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shares the same rank with Yamashita Matashir˘ I, Otowa Jirosabur˘ I and Takioka Hikoemon.

3rd lunar month of 1709: Heihachi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1709: Heihachi plays the role of Nora no Kakusuke in the kaomise drama "Onna Gosho Bunko", which is produced in ďsaka by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Heihachi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is back to j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

Fall 1711: Heihachi goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1711: Heihachi plays in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Tsurukame no Aimuko".

3rd lunar month of 1712: Heihachi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

Fall 1712: Heihachi goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1712: Heihachi plays in ďsaka the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the kaomise drama "Onna Imagawa Seishi no J˘j˘", which is produced by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu.

1st lunar month of 1713: Heihachi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Arashi Sanjűr˘ I, Takeshima K˘jűr˘, Kaneko Kichizaemon, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I and Onogawa Ugenji.

11th lunar month of 1713: Heihachi plays in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "ďminato Kogane no Izumi", which is produced by Yamamoto Hikogor˘.

11th lunar month of 1714: Heihachi plays the role of Mantar˘ in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which is produced by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu II for the nadai ďsaka Tazaemon.

1st lunar month of 1715: Heihachi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He shares the same rank with Arashi Sanjűr˘ I and Takeshima K˘jűr˘.

2nd lunar month of 1716: Heihachi becomes zamoto and coproduces with Nakamura Gentar˘ the kaomise drama "Ch˘ja Mannengura" in ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1718: Sugiyama Heihachi takes the name of Sugiyama Kanzaemon III at the ďnishi no Shibai, playing the role of Suehiro Kanamenosuke in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Ch˘ja Bandaigura".

1st lunar month of 1719: Kanzaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Tamiya Shirogor˘, Takenaka T˘zabur˘, Yamamura Kazaemon and Murayama Heijűr˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1720: Kanzaemon plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Miyoshi Jinroku in the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Chibikizuru", which is produced by Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1721: Kanzaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He shares the same rank with Kaneko Kichizaemon.

11th lunar month of 1721: Kanzaemon performs at the Higashi no Shibai (ďsaka) in the kaomise drama "Tenryű Chiryű Kogane no Suzunari", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III.

1st lunar month of 1722: Kanzaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1722: Kanzaemon plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of the kar˘ Ikumozaki Okuzaemon in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrates his shűmei).

11th lunar month of 1723: Kanzaemon plays the role of Wadaemon in the kaomise "Kogane no Hanagata", which is produced by the zamoto Arashi San'emon III at the Kado no Shibai and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I.

1st lunar month of 1724: Kanzaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is back to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). Premiere at the Kado no Shibai of "Edoe Ukiyo Soga", an Edo-flavored new year drama; Kanzaemon plays the roles of the Soga brothers' mother and Kokusen'ya's mother [casting].

11th lunar month of 1734: Kanzaemon plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Sakuma Hy˘go in the kaomise drama "Asahi no Matsu Kogane no Shinbashira", which is produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1735: Kanzaemon plays in the same theater the role of Masakihara Genjibei in the new year drama "Keisei Yatsu Hanagata". this is his last-recorded stage performance. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.

Comments:

Sugiyama Kanzaemon III was a popular and talented Kamigata tachiyaku actor, who achieved fame for himself from the end of the 1710s to the middle of the 1730s. He was an outstanding yatsushigata, a perfect irootoko in keiseikai or shinjűmono.

Sugiyama Kanzaemon III (left) and Sodeshima Genji (right) playing the roles of the kar˘ Izumosaki Okuzaemon and Okuzaemon's wife Otatsu in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1722 at the ďnishi no Shibai

Prints & Illustrations

The Sugiyama Kanzaemon line of actors

 
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