EDO KAOMISE 1721
   
Play title Torisaka no J˘ Tsuru no Sugomori  In Japanese
Theater Nakamuraza
Producer Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VI
Playwright ???

The kaomise drama "Torisaka no J˘ Tsuru no Sugomori" was produced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VI at the Nakamuraza in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1721 [1]. It celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danshir˘ II and welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Yamamura Ichitar˘. It was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Dekishima Sagenta The menoto Eji
2 Ichikawa Danshir˘ II Izumi no Kojir˘
3 Onogawa Genshichi Hanzawa Rokur˘ Narikiyo
4 Nakamura Denpachi Minamoto no Yoriie
5 Hisamatsu Tomoemon ???
6 Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II Adachi J˘nosuke
7 Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II Kach˘-no-Mae
8 Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I Asari no Yoichi
9 Nakamura Takesabur˘ I Wakasa-no-Mae
10 Narumi Goroshir˘ I ďmi no Bunsuke
11 Yamamura Ichitar˘ Oichi
12 Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II Kant˘ Koroku
13 Sakata Hangor˘ I Honda no Jir˘

The stars [2] of this kaomise program were:

Actors Category/Ranking
Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II tachiyaku
goku-j˘-j˘-kichi (extreme - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]
Shinomiya Genpachi oyajigata
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]

Others actors were Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ II, Shinomiya Genpachi, Iwai Tatsusabur˘ II and Hayakawa Hatsuse.

[1] "I worked on this kaomise page in November 2021, almost 300 years afterwards!" (Sh˘riya Aragor˘)

[2] Our definition of star is a ranking equal or above j˘-j˘-kichi.

 
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