NAKAMURAZA SOGAMONO 1767
   
Play title Hatsu Akinai ďmise Soga  In Japanese
Theater Nakamuraza
Producers Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VII, Nakamura Denkur˘ II
Playwrights Kadota Sorobŕ, Dontsű Yosabŕ I, Nakamura Jűsuke II, Masuyama Kinpachi I, Kawatake Shinshichi I, Sei Hidesuke

The new year sogamono "Hatsu Akinai ďmise Soga" was produced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VII and Nakamura Denkur˘ II and was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1767 in Edo at the Nakamuraza. It was the last stage appearance of the actor Ichikawa Raiz˘ I, who played the roles of Yamada Sabur˘ and Honmachi no Tsunagor˘. He fell ill and had to be replaced by Ichikawa Komaz˘ II. It was also the premiere of the dance-drama "Musume Nanakusa". "Hatsu Akinai ďmise Soga" was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Kirishima Gizaemon I Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
2 Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III Yawata no Sabur˘
3 Nakamura Nakaz˘ I ďmi no Kot˘ta
4 Ichikawa Benz˘ I Soga Gor˘ Tokimune
5 Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II Chichibu no Sh˘ji Shigetada
6 Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II Danzabur˘
7 Arashi Otohachi I Oni˘ Shinzaemon
8 ďtani Hiroemon III Kume no Heinai
9 Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV Taira no Kagekiyo
10 Yoshizawa Sakinosuke III Akoya
11 Iwai Hanshir˘ IV Sh˘sh˘
12 Sawamura Kijűr˘ I Kobayashi no Asahina
13 Nakamura Matsue I The keisei Takamaru
14 Ichikawa Raiz˘ I Honmachi no Tsunagor˘
15 Ichikawa Komaz˘ II The Matsuwakaya tedai Shirobŕ, in reality Mionoya Shir˘
16 Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV the ame-seller Shichiby˘e, in reality Taira no Kagekiyo

 

Ichikawa Komaz˘ II also played the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Yodoya Tatsugor˘. Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III also played the role of the priest Seigen. ďtani Hiroemon III also played the role of Hantoki Kurobŕ. Sawamura Kijűr˘ I also played the role of Eda Genz˘. Iwai Hanshir˘ IV also played the role of Princess Sakura. Kirishima Gizaemon I also played the role of Shinobu no S˘ta.

Others actors were Nakamura Denkichi (Matsui Gengo), Matsumoto Hidejűr˘ I (Yoshida Shosh˘, Nitta no Shir˘), Ichikawa Datez˘ I (the mother of the Soga brothers), Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II (Tegoshi no Sh˘sh˘) and Ichikawa Dangor˘ III (Yodoya Koan).

 
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