NAKAJIMA SABUROSHIRď

Stage name:

Nakajima Saburoshir˘ In Japanese

Existence: ???

Activity: 1693 ~ 1735

Connection:

Father: Abura Kanroku

Brother: Nakajima Kanzaemon I

Career:

1693: Saburoshir˘ was recorded for the first time in an Edo hy˘banki.

11th lunar month of 1694: Saburoshir˘ performed at the Yamamuraza in the drama "Kinpira Kaidan Yaburi".

11th lunar month of 1701: Saburoshir˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Keisei Ikazuchi Mond˘".

11th lunar month of 1709: Saburoshir˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Imagawaj˘ Ry˘shun Katoku".

22nd day of the 4th lunar month of 1716 [1]: his elder brother Nakajima Kanzaemon I died in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1717: Saburoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Takenori in the kaomise drama "Kinkazan Yoroi Biraki".

11th lunar month of 1718: Saburoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of ďta Banzaemon in the kaomise drama "Gozen N˘ Mitsu Uroko", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Onoe Samon.

11th lunar month of 1719: Saburoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Taira no Tokikuni in the kaomise drama "Tategami Teika Kazura", which celebrated the shűmei of Tsuruya Nanboku I and Nanboku Magotar˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1720: Saburoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Hyűga no Zenji Hisakuni in the kaomise drama "Kodakara Imagawaj˘", which celebrated the shűmei of Yamanaka Takejűr˘

1st lunar month of 1721: Saburoshir˘ played in the same theater the role of Ky˘ no Jir˘ in the new year sogamono "Tsurukame Wakayagi Soga".

11th lunar month of 1724: Saburoshir˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Matsushima Hy˘tar˘, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Sodesaki Miwano I, Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I, Fujimura Handayű II, Nakajima Mihoemon I and Nakamura Kichibŕ I.

11th lunar month of 1725: Saburoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Hayahiro in the kaomise drama "Semimaru Onna Moy˘".

1st lunar month of 1726: Saburoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual]. He performed in the same theater in the new year drama "Niwatori ďshű Genji".

11th lunar month of 1726: Saburoshir˘ was recorded as t˘dori at the Ichimuraza but he did not perform any role in the kaomise program.

11th lunar month of 1727: Saburoshir˘ was recorded as t˘dori at the Ichimuraza but he did not perform any role in the kaomise program.

11th lunar month of 1728: Saburoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Ashikaga Tadayoshi in the kaomise drama "Kikusui Yoshino no Dairi".

1st lunar month of 1729: Saburoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, fell to j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He also played the role of Kajiwara Genta Kagesue in the new year sogamono drama "Mayuzumi Y˘r˘ Soga".

11th lunar month of 1729: Saburoshir˘ performed in Edo at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Shiraga Kintoki".

1st lunar month of 1730: Saburoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He was also recorded as working as a t˘dori at the Ichimuraza. Most likely his last appearance on stage.

11th lunar month of 1732: Saburoshir˘ was recorded as a t˘dori at the Ichimuraza but he did not perform any role in the kaomise program.

1st lunar month of 1733: Saburoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1733: Saburoshir˘ was recorded as a t˘dori at the Ichimuraza but he did not perform any role in the kaomise program.

1st lunar month of 1734: Saburoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1734: Saburoshir˘ was recorded as a t˘dori at the Ichimuraza but he did not perform any role in the kaomise program.

1st lunar month of 1735: Saburoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Nakajima Saburoshir˘ was an Edo katakiyaku actor who was active from the first half of the 1690s to the end of the 1720s. In his latter years, he stopped acting and worked as a t˘dori at the Ichimuraza.

[1] The 22nd day of the 4th lunar month of the 6th year of the Sh˘toku era was the 11th of June 1716 in the western calendar.

Nakajima Saburoshir˘ (left), Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I (center) and Sodesaki Miwano I (right) playing the roles of Taira no Tokikuni, ďe no Saemon and Kiku-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Tategami Teika Kazura", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1719 at the Ichimuraza

 
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