TAMAGAWA SENNOJď III

Stage names:

Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III In Japanese
Tamagawa Sennosuke In Japanese

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Tamagawa Sennoj˘ I

Disciples: Tamagawa Sennoj˘ IV, Tamagawa Handayű I, Tamagawa Kindayű, Tamagawa Jűzabur˘, Tamagawa Genzabur˘, Tamagawa Kozatsuma

Career:

8th lunar month of 1674: Sennosuke's name appeared for the first time in a theater hy˘banki.

11th lunar month of 1675: Sennosuke's name appeared for the first time in a theater playbill, in Edo at the Nakamuraza; he was listed in the Edo Kodomo (Edo's children) section, along with Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I and Matsumoto Kanzabur˘; two new children-actors were also listed, Sakakibara Heiemon and Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I.

1676 ~ 1678: he took the name of Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III.

1678: Sennoj˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Takiguchi no Yokobue".

1680: Sennoj˘ was the first actor to wear a black headgear; it quickly became the latest fashion in Edo.

1681: Sennoj˘ achieved a great success at the Ichimuraza by performing in the dance "Kifune".

1st lunar month of 1686: Sennoj˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Senju in the new year drama "Wankyű Ukiyo Jikkai"; his stage partners were Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I (ďtomo Minbu), Nakamura Denkur˘ I (Kumahara Wadanosuke), Mikuni Hikosaku II (Wan'ya Kyűbŕ), Dekishima Kichiya (Hatsue-no-Mae), Uemura Kokichiya (Kiriyama), Hanai Saizabur˘ I (S˘hachi), Fujita Minanosuke (S˘hachi's wife), Tamai Gonpachi (Kichibei) and Hanamura Kinue (the courtesan Matsuyama).

1687: Sennoj˘ performed at the Yamamuraza in the dance "Senjin Odori".

Comments:

Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III was an important Edo onnagata actor, who was active from the middle of the 1670s to the beginning of the 1690s. He was said to be the worthy heir of his legendary master Tamagawa Sennoj˘ I.

Tamagawa Sennoj˘ III in an ilustration from the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu" (1st lunar month of 1693)

The Tamagawa Sennoj˘ line of actors

 
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