The new year sogamono drama "Hatsu Akinai ďmise Soga" was produced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VII and Nakamura Denkur˘ II
and was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1767 in Edo at the Nakamuraza. It was the last stage appearance of the actor
Ichikawa Raiz˘ I, who played the roles of Yamada Sabur˘ and Honmachi no Tsunagor˘. He fell ill and had to be replaced by Ichikawa Komaz˘ II.
It was also the premiere of the dance-drama "Musume Nanakusa". "Hatsu Akinai ďmise Soga" was staged with the following casting:
Ichikawa Komaz˘ II also played the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Yodoya Tatsugor˘.
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III also played the role of the priest Seigen. ďtani Hiroemon III also played the role of Hantoki Kurobŕ.
Sawamura Kijűr˘ I also played the role of Eda Genz˘. Iwai Hanshir˘ IV also played the role of Princess Sakura.
Kirishima Gizaemon I also played the role of Shinobu no S˘ta.
Others actors were Nakamura Denkichi (Matsui Gengo), Matsumoto Hidejűr˘ I (Yoshida Shosh˘, Nitta no Shir˘), Ichikawa Datez˘ I (the mother of the Soga brothers),
Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II (Tegoshi no Sh˘sh˘) and Ichikawa Dangor˘ III (Yodoya Koan).