EDO KAOMISE 1721
   
Play title Kichirei Imagawaj˘  In Japanese
Theater Ichimuraza
Producer Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV
Playwright ???

The kaomise drama "Kichirei Imagawaj˘" was produced by Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV at the Ichimuraza in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1721 [1]. It was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Miyakawa Hachir˘zaemon Uesugi Sagami-no-Kami
2 Tsuruya Nanboku I Minamoto no Yoriyasu
3 Murakami Zenzaemon Yoriyasu's mother
4 Fujimura Handayű II Watanabe Minbu's ny˘b˘ Ikuta-no-Mae
5 Ichimura Katsura Monaka-no-Mae
6 Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I Ni˘ no Sabur˘
7 Yamanaka Heikur˘ I Akamatsu Danj˘zaemon
8 Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV Imagawa Nakaaki
9 Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I Minamoto no Yorikane
10 Ogino Sagenta Naniwazu
11 Nakamura Shirosabur˘ Ashiya no Saemon
12 Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV Imagawa Nakaaki
13 Ichikawa Danz˘ I Watanabe Minbu
14 Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II Masago-no-Mae

The stars [2] of this kaomise program were:

Actors Category/Ranking
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I tachiyaku
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Ichikawa Danz˘ I tachiyaku
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Yamanaka Heikur˘ I jitsuaku
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]

Others actors were Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Miyazaki Jűshir˘ I, Hayakawa Denshir˘, Nakamura Shir˘ji, Nakajima Saburoshir˘, ďkuma Utaemon, Imamura Heijűr˘ and Mizuki Kikusabur˘.

[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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