EDO KAOMISE 1721
   
Play title Semimaru Y˘r˘ no Taki  In Japanese
Theater Moritaza
Producer Morita Kan'ya IV
Playwright ???

The kaomise drama "Semimaru Y˘r˘ no Taki" was produced by Morita Kan'ya IV at the Moritaza in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1721 [1]. It was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Ichikawa Monnosuke I Semimaru
2 Sodesaki Miwano I Princess Ejinao
3 Suzuki Heizaemon III [2] Matsunami Kurando
4 Katsuyama Matagor˘ Sakakami no ďji, in reality Hakuka no Mii
5 Ogawa Zengor˘ I Senju Tar˘
6 Nakajima Mihoemon I Sakakami no ďji
7 ďtani Hiroji I Monju Shir˘
8 Sodeoka Masanosuke II The tsubone Karahashi
9 Morita Kan'ya IV Mareyo
10 Ogino Makinoj˘ Baseo-no-Naishi
11 Nakajima Mihoemon I Sakakami no ďji
12 Ogawa Zengor˘ I Senju Tar˘
13 ďtani Hiroji I Monju Shir˘
14 Ichikawa Monnosuke I Semimaru

The stars [3] of this kaomise program were:

Actors Category/Ranking
ďtani Hiroji I tachiyaku
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Sodeoka Masanosuke II kashagata
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Ichikawa Monnosuke I wakashugata
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]

Others actors were Nakamura Rokusabur˘, Ogawa Zenroku, ďtani Ryűzaemon I, Takamura Matashir˘, Saigoku Hy˘suke, Kinue Jűrobŕ, Tamazawa Rin'ya [4] and Tsugawa Mandayű.

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

[2] Suzuki Heizaemon III received this name from his father Tsuuchi Han'emon, who used to be Suzuki Heizaemon II.

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

[4] Tamazawa Rin'ya took this name and switched to wakaonnagata roles in this kaomise program.

 
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