AZUMA SANPACHI

Pen/stage names:

Azuma Sanpachi In Japanese
Azuma Sanpachi I In Japanese
Azuma Sanpachi In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection: ???

Career:

7th lunar month of 1694: recorded for the first time; he performed as a d˘kegata in ďsaka.

1st lunar month of 1702: Sanpachi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was (superior) [visual].

1st lunar month of 1703: Sanpachi was recorded as a sakusha in the ďsaka hy˘banki.

1st lunar month of 1706: Sanpachi worked as a sakusha in ďsaka on the new year drama "Onna Daijin Shokunin Kagami" and on the kiri ky˘gen "Oshichi Utazaimon", which were produced by Arashi San'emon III.

3rd lunar month of 1706: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the drama "Shinjű Daki Botan" [1].

11th lunar month of 1707: he took the name of Azuma Sanpachi I (replacing the two ideograms in his family name with the one for East) worked in ďsaka on the kaomise drama "Onna Daimy˘ Irekozan".

6th lunar month of 1710: he took back the name of Azuma Sanpachi and worked in ďsaka on the drama "Onikage Musashi Abumi" [2], which was produced by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I.

8th lunar month of 1710: Sanpachi worked in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű on the drama "Imagawa Ima Monogatari".

11th lunar month of 1710: Sanpachi worked in ďsaka on the kaomise drama "Hako Denju Ise Monogatari", which was produced by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I.

10th lunar month of 1710: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the drama "Imagawa Ima Monogatari".

11th lunar month of 1711: Sanpachi worked in ďsaka on the kaomise drama "Tanba Tar˘ Kamado Sh˘gun", which was produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1712: Sanpachi worked in ďsaka on the kaomise drama "Enmei Kobukuro", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

11th lunar month of 1713: Sanpachi worked in ďsaka on the kaomise drama "Onna Fude Y˘bunsh˘", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III and Ogino Yaegiri I.

11th lunar month of 1718: Sanpachi worked at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Sumiyoshi Tanj˘seki", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

11th lunar month of 1725: Sanpachi worked in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater on the kaomise drama "Senzai Gura Sangai Matsu", which was produced by the zamoto Arashi Jűjir˘.

1st lunar month of 1726: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kurokamiyama".

10th lunar month of 1726: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the onagori ky˘gen "Arashi Sangor˘ Nagori no Sakazuki", which celebrated the coming departure of Arashi Sangor˘ I to Edo.

2nd lunar month of 1727: Sanpachi worked in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater on the drama "ďiso-zome Gofuku Dansu", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku.

2nd lunar month of 1727: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the drama "Washű Futatsu Ishi".

11th lunar month of 1727: Sanpachi worked in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater on the kaomise drama "T˘nai Tar˘ Danjiri Ropp˘", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku.

7th lunar month of 1729: Sanpachi worked in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater, along with Fukuoka Yagoshir˘, on the drama "Keisei Iss˘shu".

11th lunar month of 1729: Sanpachi worked, along with Fukuoka Yagoshir˘, in Ky˘to on the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Shichigosan", which was produced by Arashi Koroku I for the nadai Daikokuya Takenoj˘ and welcomed in Ky˘to the actor Sawamura Otoemon I.

2nd lunar month of 1730: Sanpachi worked in the same theater on the drama "Daidairi ďtomo no Matori". No record afterwards.

Comments:

Azuma Sanpachi started his career as a minor d˘kegata actor but he quickly became an important Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the first half of the 1700s to the very beginning of the 1730s.

[1] Literally 'Love Suicides Embracing the Tree Peony'. A translation from the article The Techniques of Genroku Theatre: Kabuki and Chikamatsuĺs J˘ruri Domestic Dramas.

[2] This drama was initially written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon's rival Ki-no-Kaion for the puppet theater and it was staged at the beginning of 1710.

The name of Azuma Sanpachi in a 1727 ky˘genbon for the drama "ďiso-zome Gofuku Dansu" (the zone within the red box)

The Azuma Sanpachi line of playwrights

 
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