SAWAMURA YOSHIJIRď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Sawamura Yoshijir˘ I
 

The actor Sawamura Tanosuke III held the name of Sawamura Yoshijir˘ I from the 7th lunar month of 1849 to the 12th lunar month of 1858.

Sawamura Yoshijir˘ I (bottom/left) and Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V playing the roles of Sankichi and Shigenoi in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1851 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Sawamura Yoshijir˘ II
Sawamura Yoshijir˘ II  In Japanese
 

Born the 6th of June 1874. Son of Sawamura Tanosuke III, he made his debut on stage after the death of his father, in February 1879 at the Harukiza. He was active in T˘ky˘ up to January 1890 (last stage appearance at the Chitoseza). He died the 19th of February 1890.

Nakamura Shikan IV and Sawamura Yoshijir˘ II (right) in a print made by Toyohara Kunichika

Sawamura Yoshijir˘ III
 

The actor Sawamura Shozan III held the name of Sawamura Yoshijir˘ III from September 1908 to December 1919.

Sawamura Yoshijir˘ IV
 

The actor Sawamura Tanosuke VI held the name of Sawamura Yoshijir˘ IV from March 1941 to March 1964.

Sawamura Yoshijir˘ V
 

Sawamura Yoshijir˘ V is the current holder of the name since March 1967.

 
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