|SAWAMURA SďNOSUKE III|
Real name: Yamamoto Masaharu
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Birthday: 6 May 1972
Master: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX
June 1978: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, playing the role of Komawakamaru in the classic "Hirakana Seisuiki".
September 1981: he becomes heyago of the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX, who gives him the name of Sawamura S˘maru II. He plays the role of Senmatsu in the classic "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".
July 1998: S˘maru becomes nadai.
September 1999: Sawamura S˘maru II takes the name of Sawamura S˘nosuke III at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Oasa in the sewamono "Kaga Tobi".
January 2000: S˘nosuke plays the role of the courtesan Ukihashi in the play "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura", which is performed at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘.
12 January 2001: his master Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX dies.
January 2008: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura", which celebrates the 1070th anniversary of the Narita-san Temple, where the Deity Fud˘ My˘˘ is worshipped; S˘nosuke plays the role of Ono no Harukaze [casting].
Sawamura S˘nosuke III started his career early by playing in a children theater troupe. His rigourous training as an onnagata actor started when he joined the Kinokuniya guild. He is a very promising actor and the only young hope of a guild stricken by the sudden death of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX and the long sick leave of Sawamura T˘jűr˘ II.
The mon of Sawamura S˘nosuke III
The Sawamura S˘maru line of actors
The Sawamura S˘nosuke line of actors
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