Sakata Tojuro (坂田藤十郎)
Tojuro SAKATA is a kabuki actor.
Tojuro SAKATA I is known as one of symbolic actors in Genroku culture who established the role of wagoto (the production style of a love scene) of tachiyaku (a leading male-role actor). He was a distinguished actor equal to Danjuro ICHIKAWA of the Edo Kabuki, but his family name disappeared for a long time due to a lack of successors. In December 2005, a successor to Tojuro SAKATA, called Tojuro IV, was appointed after a wait of 231 years.
His yago (house name) is 'Yamashiro-ya.'
The design of his family crest is a bowl with stars and Japanese plums.
Tojuro SAKATA I
The pioneer of the Kansai kabuki
Tojuro SAKATA II
Tojuro SAKATA III
Tojuro SAKATA IV
In 2005, Ganjiro NAKAMURA III succeeded to the name.