Sawamura Tetsunosuke I

The actor Sawamura Tanosuke II held the name of Sawamura Tetsunosuke I from the 1st lunar month of 1793 to the 10th lunar month of 1801.

Sawamura Tetsunosuke I (1799~1801)

Sawamura Tetsunosuke II
Sawamura Tetsunosuke II  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. The name of Sawamura Tetsunosuke II was recorded for the first time in the 11th lunar month of 1828 in Edo at the Ichimuraza and for the last time in the 11th month of 1834 in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai. He was a minor wakaonnagata actor.

Sawamura Tetsunosuke III
Sawamura Tetsunosuke III  In Japanese | Sawamura Kanjir˘  In Japanese

Born in 1896. Disciple of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII, his first stage name was Sawamura Kanjir˘. He took the name of Sawamura Tetsunosuke III in October 1918 at the Imperial Theater. The day of his death was not recorded. He was most likely the adoptive father of Sawamura Tetsunosuke IV.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Kinokuniya Matsune Yoshisuke
Sawamura Tetsunosuke IV
Sawamura Tetsunosuke IV  In Japanese | Sawamura Hyakunosuke III  In Japanese | Sawamura Kotetsu  In Japanese

Born the 17th of January 1888. His first stage name was Sawamura Kotetsu. He made his debut on stage either in 1902 or 1904. He took the names of Sawamura Hyakunosuke III in May 1906 and Sawamura Tetsunosuke IV in January 1943, both times in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza. He was active in koshibai during his Hyakunosuke years, performing major roles like Michitose in "Naozamurai" or Koito in "Edo Sodachi Omatsuri Sashichi". He performed in ˘shibai when he became the 4th Tetsunosuke. He was a member of a troupe of young actors performing at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ from 1945. He had the opportunity to play important roles like Satsuki in "Ehon Taik˘ki", Gapp˘'s wife in "Gapp˘" or Osugi in "Yagura no Oshichi". He was excellent in sewa ny˘b˘ roles. He died the 27th of October 1959.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Kinokuniya Kuroki Yoshio

Sawamura Tetsunosuke IV playing the role of Satsuki in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki" (picture taken most likely in February 1958)

Sawamura Tetsunosuke V

The actor Sawamura Tetsunosuke V held this name from August 1996 to March 2012.

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