Segawa Tomisabur˘ I

The actor Segawa Senjo held the name of Segawa Tomisabur˘ I from 1773 to the 10th lunar month of 1774.

Segawa Tomisabur˘ I in print made by Torii Kiyotsune in 1774

Segawa Tomisabur˘ II

The actor Segawa Tomisabur˘ II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1784 to the 3rd lunar month of 1804.

Segawa Tomisabur˘ II drawn by Utagawa Toyokuni I for the book "Yakusha Gakuya Tsű" (1799)

Segawa Tomisabur˘ III
Segawa Tomisabur˘ III  In Japanese | Segawa Hamajir˘  In Japanese | Segawa Matsunosuke  In Japanese | Arashi Matsunoj˘ V  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in Kamigata as a disciple of Arashi Sangor˘ III, who gave him the name of Arashi Matsunoj˘ V in the 11th lunar month of 1796. He went to Edo in Fall 1799 with Arashi Hinasuke II. He became disciple of Segawa Kikunoj˘ III in Edo and, most likely, received the name of Segawa Matsunosuke*. He took the name of Segawa Hamajir˘ in the 8th lunar month of 1801, as part of a grand shűmei for the Hamamuraya guild at the Ichimuraza. He finally took the name of Segawa Tomisabur˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1814 at the Nakamuraza. This onnagata actor was active in Edo up to the beginning of the 1830s. he was quite popular and excelled in female roles in sewamono dramas.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Robai Hamamuraya

(*) depending on the source, the name is different: it is Segawa Matsunosuke for "Kabuki Nenpy˘", Segawa Matsunoj˘ for "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and no name at all for the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database; we've decided to choose Segawa Matsunosuke.

The name of Segawa Tomisabur˘ III in the 1830 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

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