NAKAMURAZA SOGAMONO 1780
   
Play title Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga  In Japanese
Theater Nakamuraza
Producers Nakamura Kanzabur˘ IX, Nakamura Denkur˘ III
Playwrights Masuyama Kinpachi I (tatesakusha), Sei Basetsu, Ichizuka Saiji, Yamada Heiza, Sono Eisuke, Tsuuchi Seizabur˘, Mura Raisuke

The new year sogamono drama "Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga" was produced in the 1st lunar month of 1780 [1] at the Nakamuraza by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ IX and Nakamura Denkur˘ III with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Yamashita Kinsaku II Mank˘ Gozen
2 Iwai Hanshir˘ IV Fuji Minbu's sister Koyuki [2]
3 Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
4 Sakata Hangor˘ II Oni˘ Shinzaemon
5 Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari
6 Ichikawa Monnosuke II Soga Gor˘ Tokimune

Others actors in identified roles were:

Actors Roles
Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V Kagekiyo
Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I Fuji Minbu
Onoe Matsusuke I Baramon no Kichi, Furug˘ri Shinzaemon
ďtani Hiroemon III Asama Sazen, Wada no Yoshimori
Nakamura Sukegor˘ II Danzabur˘
Yamashita Kinsaku II Fuji Minbu's ny˘b˘ Hanazono
Sakata Hangor˘ II Soga Tar˘ Sukenobu
Nakamura Kumejir˘ The courtesan ďiso no Tora
Nakamura Kanzabur˘ IX Minamoto no Yoriie, Zenjib˘
Yamashita Mangiku I Takayasu Saemon's son Shuntokumaru
Matsumoto Daishichi ďmi no Kot˘ta
Sengoku Hikosuke II Danzabur˘ (Gor˘'s retainer), Detsuchi Mosaku
Nakamura Denkur˘ III Oni˘ Shinzaemon's son Shinzabur˘

The opening day was the 15th day of the 1st lunar month of the 9th year of the An'ei era (1780), which was the 19th of February 1780 in the western calendar.

[1] "I worked on this kaomise page in January 2020, almost 240 years afterwards!" (Sh˘riya Aragor˘)

[2] Koyuki or Shirayuki? Or Satsuki Gozen as it seems to be written on the illustration ? To be clarified.

Kabuki Playbill for "Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga" at the Nakamura Theater (MFA)
 
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