NAMIKI SENRYŘ
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Namiki SenryŻ I
 

The sakusha Namiki SŰsuke held the name of Namiki SenryŻ I from 1745 to 1751.

Namiki SenryŻ I

Namiki SenryŻ II
Namiki SenryŻ II  In Japanese | Namiki ‘suke  In Japanese | Namiki RyŻsuke I  In Japanese | Namiki SoryŻ  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Namiki SenryŻ I (Namiki SŰsuke), his first pen name was Namiki SoryŻ and he was recorded for the first time during the Genbun era. He became tatesakusha and worked in the 11th lunar month of 1748 at the Kado no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Toyoashihara Taihei Keizu". He took the name of Namiki RyŻsuke I in the 7th lunar month of 1749 in ‘saka. He worked for the puppet theater at the beginning of the 1750s. He went back to the Kabuki world in 1753. He took the name of Namiki ‘suke in the 11th lunar month of 1754 in ‘saka at the Naka no Shibai, where he worked on the kaomise drama "Amaterasu ‘mikami Iwado no Akebono", which was produced by Arashi San'emon IV. He worked in the 11th lunar month of 1764 at the Kado no Shibai on the kaomise drama "MomotarŰ Obako Banashi", which celebrated the shŻmei of Yoshizawa Ayame III. He worked for the puppet theater during most of the An'ei era. He went back to the Kabuki world in the 11th lunar month of 1782, in ‘saka at the Kado no Shibai, where he worked on the kaomise drama "Yamato Moji Sansai Zue". He took the name of Namiki SenryŻ II in the 1st lunar month of 1784, in ‘saka at the Kado no Shibai, where he worked [1] on the kaomise drama "HŰraisan GyŰkei no Kaomise", which was produced by Fujikawa Kikumatsu. Then, he went back to the puppet theater, where he worked for several years. He worked in the 11th lunar month of 1790 in ‘saka at the Kado no Shibai, along with Namiki Gohei I [2], on the kaomise drama "Ittai Bunshin Nishiki no Okuyama", which was produced by Asao YatarŰ and celebrated the return in ‘saka (from a tour to Edo) of the star Asao TamejŻrŰ I. This was his last Kabuki production. He worked for the puppet theater up to 1799. No stage record afterwards. He retired in Imamiya, where he became a poet and a shamisen player performing during haiku contests.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Namiki SenryŻ II in kabuki21.com.

The name of Namiki SenryŻ II in the 1784 ‘saka hyŰbanki (the zone within the red box)

 

Notes

[1] The others sakusha were Nagawa Shimesuke I, Nagawa Kamesuke I, Masuyama Taroshichi, Hasemura Shinshichi, Haruki Motosuke, Konishi ShŻsuke and Namiki IwazŰ.

[2] The others sakusha were Namiki SenryŻ II, Namiki Miyosuke, Namiki HanzŰ, Namiki ChŰzŰ and Namiki IsaburŰ.

 
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