The new year sogamono drama "Kaid˘ Iro Yawaragi Soga" was
produced in the 2nd lunar month of 1778  at the Nakamuraza by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ IX  and Nakamura Denkur˘ III with the following casting:
Others actors in identified roles were:
The opening day was the 5th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 7th year of the An'ei era (1778),
which was the 3rd of March 1778 in the western calendar.
 "I worked on this kaomise page in January 2018, almost 240 years afterwards!" (Sh˘riya Aragor˘)
 Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VIII, the adoptive father of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ IX, died the 15th day of the 11th lunar month of 1777. Nakamura Kanzabur˘ IX
took this name in the 1st lunar month of 1778. This sogamono was therefore his first official production as the head of the Nakamuraza.