Sugi Kuhee

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  • Japanese: 九兵衛 (Sugi Kuhee / Sugi Kuhei)

Sugi Kuhee was a Kamigata kabuki actor of the Genroku period, specializing in playing the roles of older women (such an actor was called a kashagata). He is known as one of the chief authors of the Yakusha rongo ("Actors' Analects"), and as one of the teachers of Sakata Tôjûrô I.


  • Dunn, Charles and Torigoe Bunzô (1969). The Actors' Analects. New York: Columbia University Press, 29.
  • "Kashagata," Kabuki Glossary,