ICHIMURAZA SOGAMONO 1755
   
Play titles Kodakara Aigo Soga  In Japanese
Imay˘ Ninin Sukeroku  In Japanese
Theater Ichimuraza
Producers Ichimura Uzaemon VIII, Ichimura Kamez˘ I
Playwrights Horikoshi Nis˘ji I, Nakamura Seizabur˘ II

The new year sogamono "Kodakara Aigo Soga" was produced by Ichimura Uzaemon VIII and Ichimura Kamez˘ I and was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1755 in Edo at the Ichimuraza with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Onoe Kikugor˘ I Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
2 Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II ???
3 ďtani Hiroji II Oni˘ Shinzaemon
4 Ichimura Kamez˘ I Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari
5 Nakamura Kumetar˘ I The courtesan ďiso no Tora (Jűr˘'s lover)
6 Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II Rokudai Gozen
7 Ogino Yaegiri II Tsukisayo
8 Onoe Kikugor˘ I Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
9 Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I Soga Gor˘ Tokimune
10 Ichimura Uzaemon VIII The ghost of Tamae Gozen
11 Onoe Kikugor˘ I Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
12 Yorozuya Mataz˘ ???
13 Nakamura Kumetar˘ I The courtesan ďiso no Tora (Jűr˘'s lover)
14 Sakata Hangor˘ II Mokuzu Sanpei, in reality Higuchi no Jir˘
15 Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II Rokudai Gozen
16 ďtani Hiroji II Nuregami Ch˘gor˘, in reality Tezuka Tar˘
17 Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I Sanemori's daughter, later the keisei Shinobara

Others actors in identified roles were:

Actors Roles
Nakajima Mihoemon I Kud˘'s kerai Hige no Ikyű
Arashi Otohachi I Danzabur˘ (Gor˘'s retainer), Nuregami Ch˘gor˘'s father
Osagawa Tsuneyo I The keisei Chisato
Band˘ Sanpachi I Kobayashi no Asahina
Ichimura Uzaemon VIII Ky˘ no Jir˘
Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II The Makiya tedai Shirobŕ
Fujimura Hanjűr˘ II Kajiwara Genta Kagesue
Ogino Daikichi The courtesan Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Gor˘'s lover)

  • Onoe Kikugor˘ I played the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune for the first time in his career.
  • "Sukeroku" was staged within this new year drama under the title "Imay˘ Ninin Sukeroku" (literally "Two Sukerokus in Modern Style". It was a version with two Sukerokus instead of one. Ichimura Kamez˘ I, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I, Nakamura Kumetar˘ I and Nakajima Mihoemon I played the roles of Sukeroku (in reality Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari), Sukeroku (in reality Soga Gor˘ Tokimune), Agemaki (in reality ďiso no Tora) and Hige no Ikyű. It was staged with a Handayű Bushi musical accompaniment which was written by Edo Handayű II and Sakamoto Ry˘un.
  • The opening day was the 15th day of the 1st lunar month of the 5th year of the H˘reki era (1755), which was the 2nd of March 1779 in the western calendar.
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