SAWAMURA SHIROGORď III

Stage names:

Sawamura Shirogor˘ III In Japanese
Ichikawa Ichiyű In Japanese
Ichikawa Dankur˘ I In Japanese
Ichikawa Tomoz˘ III In Japanese
Ichikawa Nenosuke I In Japanese
Ichikawa Danko II In Japanese

Guilds: Kawatakiya, Mikawaya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry names: Shabaku, Shish˘

Existence: ???

Connection:

Father: Ichikawa Tomoz˘ II

Master(s): Sawamura Tossh˘ I (?) [1], Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII

Career:

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Ichikawa Tomoz˘ II. His first stage names were Ichikawa Danko II (old line) and Ichikawa Nenosuke I.

3rd lunar month of 1819: he took the name of Ichikawa Tomoz˘ III at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Kanpera Monbŕ in the drama "Sukeroku".

Fall 1878: he became disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII.

11th lunar month of 1828: he took the name of Ichikawa Dankur˘ I.

6th day of the 7th lunar month of 1832 [2]: Sawamura Shirogor˘ II died in Edo.

3rd lunar month of 1833: he took the name of Ichikawa Ichiyű at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Sonezaki Bangor˘ in the drama "Katsumi Zukin Korowa Yoshibei".

11th lunar month of 1838: he took the name of Sawamura Shirogor˘ III [3] at the Kawarasakiza, playing the roles of the yakko Tomohei, Taira no Munemori and Kiheiji in the drama "Tokinariya Heike no Yozakari".

1st lunar month of 1839: Shirogor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1839: Shirogor˘ performed at the Kawarasakiza in the kaomise drama "Gohiiki o hiku ya Tsunazaka", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Band˘ Jutar˘ I<.

1st lunar month of 1840: Shirogor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1840: Shirogor˘ performed at the Kawarasakiza in the drama "Kaeribana Yuki no Takeda", whose plot and characters belonged to the "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘" world.

1st lunar month of 1841: Shirogor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1841: Shirogor˘ played at the Kawarasakiza the roles of Yodarekuri Yotar˘ and Washizuka Heima in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

1st lunar month of 1842: Shirogor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Sawamura Shirogor˘ III was active in Edo from the beginning of 1810s to the beginning of the 1840s. He was mainly a katakiyaku actor and was better in sewamono than in jidaimono.

[1] Was he a disciple of Sawamura Tossh˘ I? Sawamura Shirogor˘ III performed along with Sawamura Tossh˘ I from his shűmei in the 11th lunar month of 1838 to his last appearance on stage in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1841.

[2] The 6th day of the 7th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Tenp˘ era was the 1st of August 1832 in the western calendar.

[3] Unclear relationship to Sawamura Shirogor˘ II? Friendship? Artistic or physical resemblances? Patronage? Family?

Sawamura Shirogor˘ III playing the role of Nis˘ta in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

The Ichikawa Danko line of actors

The Ichikawa Tomoz˘ line of actors

The Sawamura Shirogor˘ line of actors

 
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