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Actor: Iwai Kumesaburō III (三代目岩井粂三郎)

Alternate names:
Baiga (poetry name - 梅我)
Enji (poetry name - 燕子)
Shidō (poetry name - 画号)
Shijaku (poetry name - 紫若)
Tojaku (poetry name - 杜若)
Iwai Hanshirō VIII (八代目岩井半四郎)
Iwai Hisajirō II (二代目岩井久次郎)
Iwai Shijaku II (二代目岩井紫若)

Lifetime: 1829 - 1882

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Biography:

"The actor Iwai Hanshirō VIII held the name of Iwai Kumesaburō III from the 11th lunar month of 1832 to the 1st lunar month of 1864."

This is quoted from Kabuki 21.

His great-great-grandfather was Sawamura Sōjūrō II (1713-1770). His great-grandfathers were Iwai Hanshirō IV (1747-1800) and Sawamura Sōjūrō III (1753-1801). His grandfathers were Iwai Hanshirō V (1776-1847) and Segawa Rokō IV (1782-1812). His father was Iwai Hanshirō VII (1804-45). His father-in-law was Nakamura Kanzaburō XII (1800-51). He had three adopted sons who followed him onto the stage: Iwai Kumesaburō IV (1856-86), Iwai Shijaku III (1840-73) and Iwai Shijaku IV (1854-89).

He was born in Edo in the district of Sumiyoshi-chō in the 10th month of 1829.