SAWAMURA MINEGORď
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Sawamura Minegor˘ I
Sawamura Minegor˘ I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. First stage record in the 11th lunar month of 1717, when he performed as a wakashugata [1] at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Inari Yashiki Daikoku Bashira", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I [2]. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1719 with Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I. He played in the 12th lunar month of 1719 the role of Katsunoj˘ in Adachi Sabur˘zaemon's kaomise drama "Yamato ďji Meoto Izumi", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I. Last stage record in the 11th lunar month of 1721, when he played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Emon Tar˘ in the kaomise drama "Inari Fuku In'y˘ no Kanegura", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I. Sawamura Minegor˘ I's 's rank in the 1722 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was (superior) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Sawamura Minegor˘ I (top), Somenoi Hanshir˘ (bottom/left) and Onogawa Ugenji (bottom/right) playing the roles of Emon Tar˘, U-no-Kameemon and Todoroki Hikozaemon in the kaomise drama "Inari Fuku In'y˘ no Kanegura", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1721 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater

Sawamura Minegor˘ II
Sawamura Minegor˘ II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was most likely a disciple of Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I [2]. One stage record in the 11th lunar month of 1730, when he performed as a wakashugata iroko in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Eiraku Shiki no Kogane", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He was recorded in two 1731 Ky˘to hy˘banki, which were published in the 1st and in the 3rd lunar months of 1731. No record afterwards.

The name of Sawamura Minegor˘ II in the 1731 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 

Notes

[1] Sawamura Minegor˘ I played the role of Matsuda Yoichir˘ in this kaomise drama.

[2] Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I was most likely the master of both Sawamura Minegor˘ I and Sawamura Minegor˘ II. Not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

 
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