Sanj˘ Kantar˘ I
Sanj˘ Kantar˘ I  In Japanese

Sanj˘ Kantar˘ I was a wakaonnagata actor, who was active in Edo during the 1670s and the 1680s. He was recorded as performing at the Nakamuraza in 1681. No record after 1687.

Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II

The actor Hanai Saizabur˘ III held the name of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II from the 11th lunar month of 1711 to the 10th lunar month of 1746.

Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II playing the role of ďiso no Tora in the drama "Soga H˘raisan", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1728 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Torii Kiyomasu II)

Sanj˘ Kantar˘ III
Sanj˘ Kantar˘ III  In Japanese | Sanj˘ Kosabur˘  In Japanese | Sanj˘ Kokan  In Japanese

Date of birth unknown. Son of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, he started his career in Edo as a koyaku in 1739 at the Kawarasakiza. His first stage name was Sanj˘ Kokan. Later on, he received the name of Sanj˘ Kosabur˘. He took the name of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ III, while his father became Hanai Saizabur˘ III, in the 11th lunar month of 1746 at the Nakamuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Taiheiki". In the 11th lunar month of 1747, he performed as both a wakashugata and a wakaonnagata at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Aruji M˘ke Onna Hachinoki", which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura S˘jűr˘. He performed as a wakaonnagata in Edo Sanza up to his death in 1767 but he never really achieved any fame for himself.

The name of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ III in the 1762 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Sanj˘ Kantar˘ IV

The actor ďtani Hiroemon held the name of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ IV from the 11th lunar month of 1784 to the 10th lunar month of 1787.

The name of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ IV in the 1786 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Sanj˘ Kantar˘ V
Sanj˘ Kantar˘ V  In Japanese

A minor actor held the name of Sanj˘ Kantar˘ V in Edo between 1837 and 1859 according to the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran" [2].



[1] The 3rd day of the 4th lunar month of the 13th year of the H˘reki era was the 15th of May 1763 in the western calendar.

[2] He was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

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