NAKAYAMA SAYONOSUKE

Stage name:

Nakayama Sayonosuke In Japanese

Other name (musician):

Nakayama Mandayű In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Sons: Nakayama Kohachi, Nakayama Senkichi

Career:

1684: recorded for the first time, in the hy˘banki "Yar˘ Sanza no Wabi".

1686: Sayonosuke performed in Ky˘to.

7th lunar month of 1687: Sayonosuke performed at the yashiki of the daimy˘ M˘ri; it was recorded that he performed in a dance entitled "Suruga Meisho" [1].

1688: Sayonosuke performed at the Ichimuraza. He was said around that time to be one of the Yakusha Shitenn˘, literally the Big Four Actors [2].

1793: he became musician, performing under the name of Nakayama Mandayű in Edo.

Comments:

Nakayama Sayonosuke was an Edo onnagata actor, who was active during the Tenna and Genroku eras. He was also an outstanding singer.

[1] Literally 'The Famous Places of the Province of Suruga'.

[1] There were not four actors in the 1688 Big Four but ... nine actors : beside Nakayama Sayonosuke, the others were Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, It˘ Kodayű II, Nakayama Kiyonosuke, Noda Kuranoj˘, Matsumura Gennosuke, Murayama Heijűr˘ I, Fujita Shosabur˘ and Saigoku Hy˘gor˘ I.

Nakayama Sayonosuke in an ilustration from the book
"Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu" (1st lunar month of 1693)

 
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