Person

Person Name Namiki Sōsuke
Alternate Names Namiki Senryū (Earlier stage name) ,
Namiki Senryu (Alternate transliteration) ,
Namiki Sosuke (Alternate transliteration) ,
Matsuya Sōsuke (Birth name) ,
Senryū (Pen or literary name) ,
Shichūan (Pen or literary name)
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1695
Death Date September 7, 1751
Dates Active Mid-Tokugawa
Genre Specialization(s) Puppetry, Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Osaka (Japan)
Reference(s) Kabuki jiten (p.312)
Notes Playwright. First he was a priest named Dankei esui in Rinzai shu Joujuuji temple in Bingo Mihara (Hiroshima). He left the priesthood and became a playwright for Toyotakeza Theatre. He moved to Takemotoza Theatre in 1745 and wrote along with Takeda Izumo and Miyoshi Shoraku of the classic jōruri plays "Kanadehon chūshingura", "Yoshitsune senbon zakura", and "Sugawara denju tenarai kagami." In 1975 he changed his name back to Namiki Sousuke and moved back to Toyotakeza Theatre.

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