ICHIMURAZA SOGAMONO 1780
   
Play title Ume Goyomi Akebono Soga  In Japanese
Theater Ichimuraza
Producers Ichimura Uzaemon IX
Playwrights Sakurada Jisuke I (tatesakusha), Kasanui Sensuke I, Tsutsui Hanji, Sone Sh˘kichi I, Hama Onoz˘, Sakurada Bunpei

The new year sogamono drama "Ume Goyomi Akebono Soga" was produced in the 1st lunar month of 1780 [1] at the Ichimuraza by Ichimura Uzaemon IX with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 ďtani Hiroji III Honda no Jir˘, in reality Oni˘ Shinzaemon
2 Ichimura Uzaemon IX Kagekiyo
3 Segawa Kikunoj˘ III The courtesan ďiso no Tora
4 Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV Yawata no Sabur˘, in reality Ky˘ no Jir˘
5 Onoe Kikugor˘ I Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
6 ďtani Tomoemon I ďmi no Kot˘ta, in reality Kusumidayű

Others actors in identified roles were:

Actors Roles
Segawa Kikunoj˘ III The courtesan Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘, Shizuka Gozen
Onoe Kikugor˘ I Mank˘ Gozen
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV Kaminari Tsurunosuke
Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III The komamonoya Sukeshichi (in reality Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari), Kant˘ Koroku
Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III Soga Gor˘ Tokimune
Ichimura Uzaemon IX The ghost of Kawazu Sabur˘ Sukeyasu
ďtani Tomoemon I Kawa Daijin
Ichikawa Komaz˘ III Danzabur˘ (Gor˘'s retainer)
Nakajima Mihoemon II Kobayashi no Asahina
Onoe Tamiz˘ I Kud˘'s mekake Nagi-no-Ha
Matsumoto Kojir˘ Torigane no Kurobŕ [3]
Sanogawa Ichimatsu II The chaya woman Matsumotoya Oichi
Segawa Otome Oni˘ Shinzaemon's ny˘b˘ Tsukisayo
Onoe Ushinosuke I ďmi no Kot˘ta's son Inub˘maru

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] Literally the minister (daijin) of the River (kawa). To be clarified as it is quite unclear for us.

[3] Torigane, Torikane or Torikin. At least 3 possible readings.

Kabuki Playbill for "Umegoyomi Akebono Soga" at the Ichimura Theater (MFA)
 
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