SAKAKIYAMA KOSHIRď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I
 

The founder of the line Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I held this name from 1693 to the 6th lunar month of 1747.

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I doing a k˘j˘ for the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Manzairaku", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II
 

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

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ II playing the role of Kanki in the kaomise drama "Tanomi-agemasu Goken Butsusama", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1764 at the Minamigawa no Shibai

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III
 

The actor Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1766 to the 7th lunar month of 1767.

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ IV
 

Born in 1740. Younger son of Sakakiyama Sagisuke, he started his career at the age of two as a koyaku actor in Ky˘to, performing under the name of Sakakiyama Shintar˘. His next stage name was Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ II. Then, he took the name of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1766, playing in Tenmaya Kyűshichi's kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which is produced by Edosaka Ky˘emon at the Kitagawa no Shibai. His brother died the 2nd of the 7th lunar month of 1767 and he became the heir of the Sakakiyama clan, taking in the 11th lunar month of 1767 the name of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ IV at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater. His father Sakakiyama Sagisuke died the 9th of the 1st lunar month of 1768 but he unfortunately did not survive him for a long time because he died the 7th of the 3rd lunar month of 1768. His brother's disciple Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV became the sole survivor of the clan.

Sakakiyama Koshir˘ V
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. This actor started his career as a disciple of Yamashita Ky˘emon III, who gave him the name of Yamashita Koshir˘. He was adopted by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ IV in order to secure the future of the Sakakiyama clan of actors. He took the name of Sakakiyama Koshir˘ V in 1793. He spent most of his career, up to 1815, performing only in miyaji shibai. He was the adopted brother of Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ V.

 
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