SEGAWA YJIR
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Segawa Yjir I
 

The actor Suketakaya Takasuke II held the name of Segawa Yjir I from the 11th lunar month of 1769 to the 10th lunar month of 1777.

Segawa Yjir I playing the role of the courtesan Okaru in the seventh act of the classic "Kanadehon Chshingura", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1774 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Katsukawa Shunsh)

Segawa Yjir II
Segawa Yjir II  In Japanese | Segawa Masukichi  In Japanese | Segawa Masukichi  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Segawa Kikunoj III, he made his apprenticeship in Kabuki under the name of Segawa Masukichi. He changed the first ideogram of his first name when he became wakaonnagata in the 9th lunar month of 1789 and played at the Ichimuraza the role of Princess Omodaka in the Tomimoto-based dance-drama "Saetari Yamaji no Kikuzuki". He took the name of Segawa Yjir II in the 11th lunar month of 1792, playing at the Ichimuraza the roles of Shinobu and Yna in the kaomise drama "Koganegiku Date no kido". He appeared on stage for the last time in the 11th lunar month of 1804, in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he played the role of Iwato's sister Utamachi in the kaomise drama "Mishi Tamadare Yuki no Furusato", which celebrated the shmei of Suketakaya Takasuke II, Ichikawa Takinosuke and Kiriyama Monji III. No record afterwards. He was said to be more a sewamono actor than a jidaimono actor and his forte was hime and musume roles.

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Segawa Yjir II playing the role of the Masuya nakai Otowa in the new year drama "Edo Sunago Kichirei Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1795 at the Miyakoza (print made by Tshsai Sharaku)

 
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