SAWAMURA SJR
   
NINE GENERATIONS
Sawamura Sjr 0.1
 

The actor Sawamura Chjr I held the name of Sawamura Sjr in the 11th lunar month of 1716 in saka during his performance in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Ichigura".

Sawamura Sjr playing the role of Matsuda Jsuke in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Ichigura", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1716 in saka at the nishi no Shibai

Sawamura Sjr I
 

The actor Suketakaya Takasuke I held the name of Sawamura Sjr I from the 11th lunar month of 1718 to the 6th lunar month of 1746, then from the 11th lunar month of 1746 to the 10th lunar month of 1747.

Sawamura Sjr I portraying Soga Jr Sukenari in a print made by Torii Kiyomasu II

Sawamura Sjr 1.2
Sawamura Sjr 1.2  In Japanese | Sawamura Harugor I  In Japanese | Somekawa Ichijr  In Japanese
 

Born in Kyto. He started his career in Kamigata at the beginning of the 1730s, performing under the name of Somekawa Ichijr. He settled in Edo in spring 1741 and became a disciple of Sawamura Sjr I, who gave him the name of Sawamura Harugor I. In the 7th lunar month of 1746, his master took the name of Sawamura Chjr III and let him take the name of Sawamura Sjr. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 11th lunar month of 1747, playing at the Moritaza the role of Akita Jnosuke in the kaomise drama "Aruji Mke Onna Hachinoki". He fell ill afterwards and died the 25th of the 11th lunar month of 1748. He was never acknowledged as an official member of the line.

Sawamura Sjr II
 

The actor Sawamura Sjr II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1749 to the 8th lunar month of 1770.

Sawamura Sjr II playing the role of tomo no ji in the kaomise drama "Shgaichi Kaomise Matsuri", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1759 at the Nakamuraza

Sawamura Sjr III
 

The actor Sawamura Sjr III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1771 to the 3rd lunar month of 1801.

Sawamura Sjr III portraying Soga Jr Sukenari in a print made by Katsukawa Shunr

Sawamura Sjr IV
 

The actor Sawamura Sjr IV held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1811 to the 12th lunar month of 1812.

Sawamura Sjr IV playing the role of Tabakoya Genshichi, in reality Sakata Kurando Tokiyuki, in the drama "Komochi Yamanba", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1812 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Sawamura Sjr V
 

The actor Suketakaya Takasuke III held the name of Sawamura Sjr V from the 7th lunar month of 1844 to the 10th lunar month of 1848.

Sawamura Sjr V playing the role of Kud Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono "Kichirei Soga no Toshidama", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1848 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Sawamura Sjr VI
 

The actor Suketakaya Takasuke IV posthumously received the name of Sawamura Sjr VI.

Sawamura Sjr VII
 

The actor Sawamura Sjr VII held this name from September 1908 to March 1949.

Sawamura Sjr VII portraying Hashiba Hisayoshi in a print made by Hanayama

Sawamura Sjr VIII
 

The actor Sawamura Sjr VIII held this name from September 1953 to December 1975.

Sawamura Sjr IX
 

The actor Sawamura Sjr IX held this name from September 1976 to January 2001.

Sawamura Sjr IX playing the role of Oshizu in the drama "Hkaib" in a print made by Tsuruya Kkei in July 1994
Print courtesy of Ted Jagoda

 
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