EDO KAOMISE 1723
   
Play title Hinagata Shuten D˘ji  In Japanese
Theater Ichimuraza
Producer Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV
Playwright ???

The kaomise drama "Hinagata Shuten D˘ji" was produced by Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV at the Ichimuraza in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1723 [1]. It celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Ogino Izabur˘ I. It was staged with the following casting:

Code Actors Roles
1 Nakajima Mihoemon I S˘ma Tar˘ Yoshikado disguised as Ashiya no D˘man
2 Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II Yamanba
3 Nakamura Denpachi Kaid˘maru
4 Yamanaka Heikur˘ I Higekirimaru
5 Sakata Hangor˘ I Iga Jutar˘
6 Ichikawa Danz˘ I Tawara T˘ta Hidesato
7 ďtani Ryűzaemon I Goemon
8 Nakajima Mihoemon I S˘ma Tar˘ Yoshikado
9 Ogino Izabur˘ I Watanabe Genji Tsuna
10 Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I Watanabe's aunt
11 Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I Fujiwara no Nakamitsu
12 Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II K˘kiden
13 Ichikawa Danz˘ I Tawara T˘ta Hidesato
14 Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ II The ge'nin Genroku
15 Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV Bijomaru
16 Nakamura Kichibŕ I A yakko

The stars [2] of this kaomise program were:

Actors Category/Ranking
Yamanaka Heikur˘ I jitsuaku
goku-j˘-j˘-kichi (extreme - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]
Ichikawa Danz˘ I tachiyaku
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I tachiyaku
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Nakajima Mihoemon I jitsuaku
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I wakaonnagata
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II wakaonnagata
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Nakamura Denpachi d˘kegata
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]
Ogino Izabur˘ I wakashugata
j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]

Others actors were Hayakawa Denshir˘, Nanboku Magotar˘ II, Murakami Zenzaemon, Hashimoto Daijir˘, Takenaka Kikunoj˘ and Nakagawa Kinz˘.

[1] "I worked on this kaomise page in October 2023, 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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