|SAWAMURA KUNITARď III|
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry names: Kash˘, Kish˘
Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career as a disciple of the actor Nakayama Nanshi II, who gave him the name of Nakayama Enshi and trained him to perform in kodomo shibai in Ky˘to from the beginning of the 1830s.
1st lunar month of 1846: he joined Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V and received the name of Ichikawa Suminoj˘.
1st to the 12th lunar months of 1847: he took the name of Band˘ Kash˘.
1st lunar month of 1848: he took back the name of Ichikawa Suminoj˘.
1st lunar month of 1866: Suminoj˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. he finally took the name of Sawamura Kunitar˘ III at the Naka no Shibai, where he performed in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Hana no T˘riya"; his stage partners were Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ II, Nakamura Jakuemon I, Jitsukawa Enjaku I and Arashi Hinasuke VI.
8th lunar month of 1866: Kunitar˘ played at the Horie no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Masaoka in the drama "Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki".
3rd lunar month of 1868: Kunitar˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Yodomachi Gozen in the drama "Keisei Masago no Shiranami". He also played the role of Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Gor˘'s lover)  in the sogamono drama "Ch˘ Chidori Omokage Soga".
Spring 1901: last-recorded performance, in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai.
Sawamura Kunitar˘ III made a long career on stage, from the first half of the 1830s to the beginning of the 1900s. He traveled a lot during his career, not only in his native Kamigata, but also in T˘ky˘ and the central provinces. He was able to play quite a wide range of roles, either as a tachiyaku or an onnagata. He was active in Kamigata ˘shibai during the 1860s and the beginning of the 1870s. From the 1870s to the beginning of the 1900s, he performed mainly in koshibai or tabi shibai.
 He used this yag˘ when he was in the Sawamura Clan.
 He used this yag˘ when he was in the Ichikawa Clan.
 The roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari, ďiso no Tora (Jűr˘'s lover) and Oni˘ Shinzaemon (Jűr˘'s retainer) were played by Nakamura S˘jűr˘, Nakamura Komanosuke V, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ II, Ogino Senjo and Nakamura Jakuemon I.
The Sawamura Kunitar˘ line of actors
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