ASAO TAMEJŪRŌ
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Asao Tamejūrō I
 

The actor Asao Tamejūrō I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1756 to the 10th lunar month of 1803.

Asao Tamejūrō I in a print made by Katsukawa Shun'ei

Asao Tamejūrō II
Asao Tamejūrō II  In Japanese | Asao Okujirō I  In Japanese
 

The actor Asao Tamejūrō II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1803 to the 7th lunar month of 1806.

Asao Tamejūrō II playing the role of yakko Ippei in the drama "Koi Nyōbō Somewake Tazuna" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Asao Tamejūrō III
 

The actor Asao Tamejūrō III held this name from 1818 to Fall 1820, a second time from Spring 1829 to Winter 1830, then a third time from the 1st lunar month of 1831 to the 1st lunar month of 1836.

Asao Tamejūrō III playing the role of the bonze Seishibō in the dance-drama "Musume Dōjōji", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1820 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Asao Tamejūrō IV
Asao Tamejūrō IV  In Japanese | Asao Okujirō III  In Japanese | Asao Tomozō IV  In Japanese | Asao Fusanosuke  In Japanese
 

Unknown date of birth. Son of Asao Tamejūrō III and brother of Asao Okuyama IV, his first stage names were Asao Fusanosuke and Asao Tomozō IV (he most likely held this name while his elder brother was still called Asao Tomozō III but we lack pieces of information to prove it). He took the name of Asao Okujirō III during the Tenpō era and the name of Asao Tamejūrō IV in Kamigata at the end of 1845 or the beginning of 1846. He joined a travelling troupe during his latter years and ended his career touring in the island of Kyūshū. This minor katakiyaku actor died at the end of the Keiō era.

Haimyō Yagō
Juen Zeniya, Ōzakaya, Kawachiya

Asao Tamejūrō IV (top/right) and Ichikawa Shinsha I (bottom/left) playing the roles of Genroku and Ichimonjiya Otaki in the drama "Kanadehon Chūshingura", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1849 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

 
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