Stage names:

Onoe Tamiz˘ III
Onoe Taminosuke
Band˘ Tsurunosuke

Real name: Yoshikawa Tsurunosuke

Guild: Otowaya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Baish˘

Existence: 6th day of the 1st lunar month of 1866 ~ 7 January 1927


Masters: Onoe Tamiz˘ II, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V


1866: born in Ky˘to in the district of Muromachi. He is the son of Yoshikawa T˘z˘, vassal of a daimy˘ of the Kishű province.

1870: he becomes disciple of the actor Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V and appears on stage for the first time, in Ky˘to at the Minamiza, receiving the name of Band˘ Tsurunosuke and playing the role of Rokusuke's son in the "Keya-mura" scene of the drama "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi".

1874: he becomes disciple of the actor Onoe Tamiz˘ II and takes the name of Onoe Taminosuke, playing at the D˘j˘ Shibai (Ky˘to) the role of Tarokichi in the "Sanemori Monogatari" scene of the drama "Genpei Nunobiki no Taki".

March 1887: Taminosuke becomes nadai, playing the role of Omiwa in the drama "Imoseyama no Jitsuroku".

March 1903: Taminosuke plays at the Bentenza (ďsaka) the role of Ohatsu in the drama "Kagamiyama"; his stage partners are Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV (Iwafuji) and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ IV (Onoe).

December 1915: Taminosuke plays at the Naniwaza (ďsaka) the role of Matahei in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Hangonk˘"; the role de Matahei's wife Otoku is played by Nakamura Shibajaku IV.

February 1918: Onoe Taminosuke takes the name of Onoe Tamiz˘ III at the Naniwaza in ďsaka, playing the prestigious role of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane in the "Kumagai Jin'ya" scene of the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki".

October 1919: premiere at the Naniwaza (ďsaka) of the drama "T˘jűr˘ no Koi", a drama inspired by the life of the actor Sakata T˘jűr˘ I; Tamiz˘ plays the role of the nadai Miyako Mandayű [more details].

7 January 1927: Tamiz˘ dies.


Onoe Tamiz˘ III was a popular actor in Kamigata, able to play both tachiyaku and onnagata roles. His forte were bud˘goto and jitsugotoshi roles in jidaimono dramas.

Onoe Tamiz˘ III playing the role of Hangaku in the drama "Wada Gassen Onna Maizuru"

The Band˘ Tsurunosuke line of actors

The Onoe Tamiz˘ line of actors

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