|Band˘ Sanpachi I
The actor Band˘ Sanpachi I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1750 to the 1st lunar month of 1770.
|Band˘ Sanpachi II
Band˘ Sanpachi II | Band˘ Matahachi II | Band˘ Kintar˘
Date of birth unknown. He started his career as a disciple of Band˘ Sanpachi I, who gave him the name of Band˘ Kintar˘. He made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1755, performing at the Ichimuraza as a koyaku in the kaomise drama "Kashiwa-ga-T˘ge Kichirei Sum˘". He became tachiyaku and katakiyaku in 1759 and 1761. He took the name of Band˘ Matahachi II in the 11th lunar month of 1762, performing at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Mison˘ Banzei no Hachinoki". His master Band˘ Sanpachi I died the 11th of the 1st lunar month of 1770 and he was allowed to succeed him the same year, taking the name of Band˘ Sanpachi II in the 11th lunar month of 1770 at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of the villain Takeda Tar˘ in the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy˘ no Mato", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Nakamura Sh˘ch˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III. He was active in Edo up to the 1st lunar month of 1779, when his name was recorded in a Kabuki program for the last time (he played the role of Kajiwara at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Gohiiki Nennen Soga"). We don't know what happens to him afterwards. He most likely died in Edo around 1787.
Band˘ Sanpachi II in the role of Banba no Chűta in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
|Band˘ Sanpachi III
|Band˘ Sanpachi IV
Band˘ Sanpachi IV | Band˘ Aiz˘ I
Date of birth unknown. Son of the Ichimuraza t˘dori Band˘ Kitsujűr˘ I and disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XII, his first stage name was Band˘ Aiz˘ I. He made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1827, performing at the Ichimuraza as a koyaku in the kaomise drama "Kawaranu Hana Genji no Kaomise", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the ďsaka actor Ichikawa Ichiz˘ II. He became katakiyaku in 1836 and took the name of Band˘ Sanpachi IV in the 11th lunar month of 1843 at the Ichimuraza, playing in the drama "Wakatonobara Sharin no ďyose", which commemorated the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the passing away of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III. He died in the 7th lunar month of 1846, stupidly drowning along with Band˘ Murasuke while on a pleasure boat near Shinjuku. His yag˘ was Yamatoya.
Band˘ Sanpachi IV in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
|Band˘ Sanpachi V
Band˘ Kitsujűr˘ II | Band˘ Sanpachi V | Band˘ Kitsunosuke I | Band˘ Habuhachi |
Band˘ Aiz˘ II
Born in 1838. Disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XII, his first stage name was Band˘ Aiz˘ II and he started his career around 1843 at the Ichimuraza, where he performed as a koyaku. He was adopted by Band˘ Kitsujűr˘ I, a t˘dori at the Ichimuraza. He took the name of Band˘ Habuhachi (two different ways to write Habuhachi) in 1849. He became tachiyaku in 1854. He took the name of Band˘ Kitsunosuke I in 1858. He took the name of Band˘ Sanpachi V in the 3rd lunar month of 1860 at the Ichimuraza, where he performed in the drama "Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji". His adoptive father died during the Genji era (1864~1865) and Sampachi settled in Ry˘goku, where he performed in koshibai. He was zagashira at the Kish˘za in 1875. In August 1879, this theater reopened as the Hisamatsuza and he became its t˘dori, taking the name of Band˘ Kitsujűr˘ II. During the 1880s, he became a mainstay in koshibai like the H˘raiza in Fukagawa or the Nigiwaiza in Yokohama. He died the 3rd of September 1891. His yag˘ was Yamatoya.
Band˘ Sanpachi V in the role of the boatman Ch˘ji in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
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