Person

Person Name Bandō Sampachi I
Alternate Names Bando Matahachi I (Earlier stage name) ,
Heikyu (Pen or literary name) ,
Ota Sanjuro (shamisen player name) ,
Tojaku ,
Bandō Mitsugorō ,
Bandō Sanpachi (Alternate spelling)
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date Unknown
Death Date January 11, 1874
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.536) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.476)
Notes Character types: Shamisen player; evil enemies (kataki yaku); male lead roles (tachiyaku); manservants of samurai (yakko); aragoto. Group affiliations: Yamatoya. Bando Sampachi I was a son of Yamatoya Matahachi. He initially was a shamisen player as Ota Sanjuro at Ichimuraza but changed to a kabuki actor. In 1745 he became a student of Ichimura Uzaemon VIII and changed his name to Bando Matahachi. The following year he first appeared on stage in an evil role at the same theater. In 1750 he changed his name to Bando Sampachi and the next year he played a male role and became popular. In 1764 he went to Osaka and adopted Takeda Minosuke. He took Minosuke to Edo and made him take the name Bando Mitsugoro. He retired in 1770. He was good at both jidaimono and sewamono and was skillful as manservants of samurai (yakko aragoto). He was active from 1750 to 1770.

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