Master: Kanai Sansh˘
Before 1761: disciple of Kanai Sansh˘, he received the name of Kanai Sanpei II.
1st lunar month of 1761: Sanpei worked at the Ichimuraza on the new year drama "Edo Murasaki Kongen Soga".
11th lunar month of 1763: Sanpei became nimaime sakusha and worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Kanai Sansh˘, Masuyama Kinpachi I, Nakamura T˘kitsu, Hata Bunsuke, Sei Hidesuke and Kawai Kinji, on the kaomise drama "Daij˘bu Takadachi Jikki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II and Ichikawa Komaz˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1765: he became tatesakusha, took the name of Ida Sorobŕ and worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Nakamura Jűsuke II, Dontsű Yosabŕ I, Masuyama Kinpachi I and Nakamura Sadasuke, on the kaomise drama "Kagura Uta Amagoi Komachi", which celebrated the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘ IV.
11th lunar month of 1766: he took the name of Kadota Sorobŕ and worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Dontsű Yosabŕ I, Nakamura Jűsuke II, Masuyama Kinpachi I, Sei Hidesuke and Kawatake Shinshichi I, on the kaomise drama "Kogane no Hana Kaijin Arasmusha", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Kirishima Gizaemon I.
1st lunar month of 1767: Sorobŕ wrote the lyrics of the dance-drama "Musume Nanakusa", which was premiered at the Nakamuraza, staged within the new year drama "Hatsu Akinai ďmise Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Shizuka Gozen were played by Ichikawa Benz˘ I, Ichikawa Komaz˘ II and Nakamura Matsue I.
1st lunar month of 1768: Sorobŕ worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Fude Hajime Soga no Tamazusa"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II and Ichikawa Komaz˘ II.
The name of Kadota Sorobŕ in the Edo Kabuki-related book "Yakusha Homare-ch˘" (published by Kikuoka Kichiemon in 1770)
The Kanai Sanpei line of playwrights
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