MIZUKI SOMENOSUKE
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Mizuki Somenosuke I
Mizuki Somenosuke I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, he received the name of Mizuki Somenosuke I. First recorded performance in the 1st lunar month of 1695, when he performed as a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Ima Genji Rokujűj˘". He went to Edo with his master in Fall 1695. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1695 at the Ichimuraza the role of Shiratae in the kaomise drama "Shiki Gosho Zakura". His master went back to Ky˘to in Fall 1697 but Somenosuke decided to stay in Edo. He appeared on stage in the 1st lunar month of 1705, performing at the Ichimuraza in the new year dramas "Banzei Tamuramaru" and "Hayazaki Sumidagawa". His rank in the 1705 Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was naka (middle). He was said to be very good in nuregoto and onna bud˘. No record afterwards. It is worthy to note that Mizuki Somenosuke II was active in Ky˘to from 1704.

Mizuki Somenosuke II
Mizuki Somenosuke II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, he received in Ky˘to the name of Mizuki Somenosuke II. First recorded performance in the 1st lunar month of 1704, when he performed as a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to. In 1704 and 1705, Mizuki Somenosuke I was also active, not in Ky˘to but in Edo. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1715 in Ky˘to the role of Matsugane D˘jir˘'s ny˘b˘ Hayazaki in the kaomise drama "Chiyogasane Kiku no Shinpai", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű. His rank in the 1716 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He was outstanding in ny˘b˘ and keisei roles.

Mizuki Somenosuke II playing the role of Karakoto in the kaomise drama "Azuma-zukuri ďdaidokoro", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1714 in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater

Mizuki Somenosuke III
Mizuki Somenosuke III  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. This minor actor performed as a wakaonnagata in 1729, in the new year drama and in the kaomise, in Edo at the Moritaza. No record afterwards.

 
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