SHITENNď UBUYU NO TAMAGAWA
   
Play titles Shitenn˘ Ubuyu no Tamagawa  In Japanese
Yama Mata Yama Oyozume Banashi  In Japanese
Migawari  In Japanese
The Four Guardians and the Rebirth of the Tamagawa (Theater) [1]
Author Tsuruya Nanboku IV [2]
History

Tsuruya Nanboku IV's kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Ubuyu no Tamagawa" was premiered in the 11th lunar month of 1818 [3] at the Tamagawaza [casting]. Two dance-drama were staged within this kaomise program: the Tomimoto-based dance "Yama Mata Yama Oyozume Banashi" and the Nagauta-based dance "Migawari".

Key words Hirai Yasumasa
Kaomise
Minamoto Raik˘
Minamoto Yorimitsu
Nagauta
Sakata Kintoki
Shitenn˘
Shitenn˘mono
S˘ma Yoshikado
Taira Masakado
Taira Yoshikado
Tomimoto
Ubuyu
Urabe Suetake
Usui Sadamitsu
Watanabe Tsuna
Yamanba
Yamanbamono
Summary

Notes

[1] Sh˘riya Aragor˘'s awkward translation: the four guardians (shitenn˘) and the rebirth (ubuyu being the first bath of a newborn baby) of the Tamagawaza (which celebrated its reopening in Fall 1818 with this kaomise program).

[2] The others sakusha were Segawa Jok˘ II, Mimasuya Nis˘ji, Matsui Yűsuke II, Katsui Genpachi, Katsu Hy˘suke, Terashima Gosuke, Matsuchi Sh˘kichi, Hanagasa Rosuke and Iozaki Kyűsuke.

[3] The opening day was the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of the 1st year of the Bunsei era, which was the 28th of November 1818 in the western calendar.

The actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII and Segawa Kikunoj˘ V playing the roles of Sakata Shumenoj˘ Kintoki and the yamanba in the dance-drama "Yama Mata Yama Oyozume Banashi" of the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Ubuyu no Tamagawa", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1818 at the Tamagawaza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

 
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