ICHIMURAZA SOGAMONO 1767
   
Play title Soga Yawaragi Soga  In Japanese
Theater Ichimuraza
Producer Ichimura Uzaemon IX
Playwrights Horikoshi Saiy˘

The new year sogamono "Soga Yawaragi Soga" was produced by Ichimura Uzaemon IX and was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1767 in Edo at the Ichimuraza. It was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Sakata Hangor˘ II Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
2 Ichimura Kamez˘ II Rokudai Gozen
3 Ichikawa Danz˘ III Tadanobu
4 Sanj˘ Kametar˘ Ninomiya
5 Segawa Kikunoj˘ II The Soga servant Otae, in reality Kagekiyo's daughter Hitomaru
6 Ichimura Uzaemon IX Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari
7 Band˘ Sanpachi I Yawata no Sabur˘
8 Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II Soga Gor˘ Tokimune
9 Nakajima Mihoz˘ II Izumi no Kojir˘
10 Nakajima Mihoemon II ďmi no Kot˘ta
11 Tomizawa Tatsujűr˘ The mother of the Soga Brothers
12 Ichikawa Danz˘ III Oni˘ Shinzaemon
13 Band˘ Aiz˘ Tsukisayo
14 Nakamura Sukegor˘ II Kobayashi no Asahina
15 Azuma T˘z˘ II Tsujigimi, in reality Gokumon Sh˘bei's ny˘b˘ Okono
16 ďtani Hiroji III Kurofune Chűemon, in reality Danzabur˘ (Gor˘'s retainer)

 

Band˘ Aiz˘ also played the role of the courtesan Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Gor˘'s lover).

This new year drama mixed several sekai with the Soga Brothers story:

  • oshichi-kichisamono: Yaoya Oshichi and the temple page Kichisabur˘ were performed by Segawa Kikunoj˘ II and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II. The role of Yaoya Kyűbŕ was played by Tomizawa Tatsujűr˘.
  • kurofune-chűemonmono: Kurofune Chűemon and Gokumon Sh˘bei were played by ďtani Hiroji III and Nakamura Sukegor˘ II. The role of Gokumon Sh˘bei's ny˘b˘ Okono was played by Azuma T˘z˘ II.
  • kagekiyomono: the roles of Kagekiyo's daughter Princess Hitomaru and Kagekiyo's brother Iba-no-Jűz˘ were played by Segawa Kikunoj˘ II and Nakajima Mihoemon II.
  • In the final scene of this drama, Ichimura Uzaemon IX and Ichikawa Danz˘ III played the role of the deity Fud˘. Segawa Kikunoj˘ II played the role of the goddess Benzaiten.

    The opening day was the 15th day of the 1st lunar month of the 4th year of the Meiwa era (1767), which was the 13th of February 1767 in the western calendar.

     
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