|SAKATA HANGORď IV|
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Poetry names: Sanky˘, Banfű
1793: born in Edo.
1793 ~ 1814: his first master was Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III and his first sage name was Band˘ Daigor˘.
1814: he joined the ďtani Clan.
11th lunar month of 1814: he took the name of ďtani Hiroemon IV at the Ichimuraza, performing as a katakiyaku in the kaomise drama "Sekai no Hana Sugawara Denju", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Arashi Sangor˘ III, Arashi Umatar˘ I and Nakayama Sharyű; Hiroemon's others main stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Iwai Hanshir˘ V and Suketakaya Takasuke II.
1822: he joined the Sakata Clan.
11th lunar month of 1822: he took the name of Sakata Hangor˘ IV at the Nakamuraza, playing the roles of Nagakami Tar˘ and Iga Jutar˘ in the drama "Gohiiki Azuma Hyakkan", which also celebrated the shűmei of Mimasu Gennosuke I and welcomed in Edo Nakamura Sank˘ I; his stage partners were Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Iwai Kumesabur˘ II, Arashi Kanjűr˘ I and Yamashina Jinkichi III.
5th lunar month of 1830: Hangor˘ appeared on a Kabuki stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza where he played the roles of Ishid˘ Umanosuke and Yamana Saemon in the drama "Shima Utsushi Iroha Nikki". He retired from the Kabuki world to enter the world of prostitution, becoming through his wedding with the Izuya musume the young master of the Izuya, a yűjoya in Shinjuku. He was called Izuya Yasuke.
Sakata Hangor˘ IV was an Edo supporting katakiyaku actor, who was active in his native town from the beginning of the 1810s to 1830. He was the only known actor ending instead of starting his career in prostitution.
 Day of death reported in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran". The 18th day of the 7th lunar month of the 11th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 15th of August 1840 in the western calendar.
 He was recorded (in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten") as becoming a disciple of first ďtani Hiroji III, then Sakata Hangor˘ III but these two actors died when Daigor˘ was still a young boy.
 The 6th day of the 6th lunar month of the 7th year of the Kansei era was the 21st of July 1795 in the western calendar.
 The 11th day of the 5th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Ky˘wa era was the 10th of June 1802 in the western calendar.
Sakata Hangor˘ IV playing the role of Gonta in the drama "Kinbusen Yosooi Genji", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1827 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyasu I)
The ďtani Hiroemon line of actors
The Sakata Hangor˘ line of actors
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