SAKATA TJR III

Stage names:

Sakata Tjr III
Sakata Sadashir
Tomizawa Sadashir
Sanj Han'ya

Guild: Hiiragiya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Sharen

Existence: 1701 ~ 24th day of the 8th lunar month of 1774

Connection:

Masters: Tomizawa Chiyonosuke, Sanj Kantar II

Father: Sakata Tjr I's nephew Sakata Heishir

Adoptive father: Sakata Tjr II

Son: Sakata Knosuke

Disciple: Sakata Sanzabur

Career:

1701~1730: born in Kamigata. He starts his career as a wakashugata and a disciple of Sanj Kantar II, who gives him the name of Sanj Han'ya. He stops acting for a while. He goes back on stage as disciple of Tomizawa Chiyonosuke and receives the name of Tomizawa Sadashir. Later on, he is adopted by Sakata Tjr II.

27th day of the 9th lunar month of 1724: his adoptive father Sakata Tjr II dies.

Fall 1730: he goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1730: he becomes tachiyaku and takes the name of Sakata Sadashir at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Irifune Hiru-ga-Kojima", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Segawa Kikunoj I.

11th lunar month of 1737: the play "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Kawarazakiza, as a kaomise drama entitled "Urzuki Ninin Kagekiyo"; Sadashir plays the role of Iba-no-Jz Kazuyoshi [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1738: Sadashir's rank in the Edo hybanki, tachiyaku section, is j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1739: Sakata Sadashir takes the name of Sakata Tjr III at the Kawarazakiza, playing the role of Tsumaga Magosabur in the kaomise drama "Irifune Taiheiki"; his stage partners are Ogino Izabur I, Sanj Kantar II, Ichikawa Szabur I, Band Toyosabur I and Yamamoto Kyz.

11th lunar month of 1744: Tjr plays at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Higashiyama Bandai no Watamashi".

11th lunar month of 1746: Tjr becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Moritaza the role of Toriumi Yasabur in the kaomise drama "torii Gojshigun".

1st lunar month of 1747: Tjr's rank in the Edo hybanki, jitsuaku section, is j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1750: Tjr switches back to tachiyaku and plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Onchi Sakon in the kaomise drama "Gaijin Taiheiki", which celebrates the shmei of Arashi Sanpachi I.

Fall 1752: Tjr goes to saka after 21 seasons spent in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1752: Tjr plays at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Nagoya Ori Hinatsuru no Nishiki", which is produced by Mimasu Daigor I.

Fall 1753: Tjr goes to Kyto.

11th lunar month of 1753: Tjr plays at Hoteiya Umenoj's theater in the kaomise drama "Futaba no Nishiki Midori no Onikage"; his stage partners are Somematsu Shichisabur I, Fujioka Daikichi, Imamura Shichisabur II, Sawamura Kunitar I, Arashi Tominosuke I, Onoe Montar and Band Sukesabur I.

1st lunar month of 1754: Tjr's rank in the Kyto hybanki, tachiyaku section, is j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

2nd lunar month of 1755: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5 acts puppet theater drama "Ono no Tf Aoyagi Suzuri", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar I and staged at the Minamigawa no Shibai as a kaomise drama; Tjr plays the role of Deba Jir Yoshizane [casting].

11th lunar month of 1756: Tjr plays the role of a uir peddler ("Uir Uri"), in reality Oni, in the kaomise drama "Daimy Bimandai Kuniiri Kamakura Kagami", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar I for the nadai Hayagumo Chday.

Winter 1758: Tjr goes to Edo; he has to rest a little and does not take part in the kaomise program at the Nakamuraza.

1st lunar month of 1759: Tjr's rank in the Edo hybanki, tachiyaku section, is one stroke below j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). Tjr plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Sukenobu and Yaoya Kyb in the new year drama in the new year drama "Hatsugai Wada Zakamori".

Winter 1763: Tjr is back in Kyto after a long tour in the countryside; he plays in the 2nd lunar month at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Funaoka Shikibuday in the kaomise drama "Otowayama Renbo no Taki", which is produced by Nakamura Senz.

11th lunar month of 1764: Tjr becomes jitsuaku for one season.

Fall 1767: Tjr goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1767: Tjr plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Sasaki Genz in the kaomise drama "Nue Shiged Sakiwake Ysha".

11th lunar month of 1770: Tjr plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy no Mato", which celebrates the shmei of Matsumoto Kshir II, Ichikawa Danjr V, Nakamura Shch, Ichikawa Monnosuke II, Nakamura Shichisabur III and Band Sanpachi II.

11th lunar month of 1771: Tjr plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Sano no Gentta in the kaomise drama "Kono Hana Yotsugi no Hachinoki".

1st lunar month of 1772: Tjr plays in the same theater the role of Terukuni in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

2nd lunar month of 1772: Tjr plays in the same theater the role of Oni in the drama "Furisode Kisaragi Soga"; this is most likely his last performance in Edo. He joins a travelling troupe and goes on tour in the countryside.

24th day of the 8th lunar month of 1774: Tjr dies while on tour in Sendai.

Comments:

Sakata Tjr III was a talented 18th century tachiyaku actor. Unlike Sakata Tjr I or Sakata Tjr II, his field of excellence was not wagoto but jitsugoto.

Sakata Tjr III playing the role of Danj Saemon in the kaomise drama "Genpei Tsrikimaru", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1764 in Kyto

The Sakata Tjr line of actors

 
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