|ARASHI BUNGORď I|
Poetry names: Issen, Bokuyű
Existence: 1741 ~ 25th day of the 7th lunar month of 1783 
Disciple: Arashi Kinzai II (?) 
1741: born in ďsaka.
1760s: disciple of Arashi Sangor˘ II, he received the name of Arashi Kinsai.
Fall 1766: he followed his master Arashi Sangor˘ II to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1767: he became tachiyaku, changed his stage name to Arashi Kinzai and played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Takezumi Raiz˘ in the kaomise drama "Daikokuten", which was produced by Onoe Montar˘ and Onoe Kumesuke and celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Yasuke and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ II.
Fall 1768: Kinzai went back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1771: Arashi Kinzai took the name of Arashi Bungor˘ I at the Naka no Shibai, playing the role of Ishid˘ Kuranoshin in the kaomise drama "Temomutsumajiya Ryűgű no Shimadai", which also celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Otojűr˘ and Arashi Shichisabur˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1775: Bungor˘ performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tenmokuzan", which was produced by Mimasu Matsunoj˘ and welcomed in ďsaka the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.
11th lunar month of 1777: Bungor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Miki Sakon and the yakko Heinai in the kaomise drama "Daijizai Kaminari no Kodakara", which was produced by Ichiyama Tajir˘, celebrated the shűmei of Yamashita Kamenoj˘ IV and welcomed back in ďsaka his master Arashi Sangor˘ II after 3 and 7 seasons spent in Ky˘to and Edo.
Fall 1778: Bungor˘ went to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1779: Bungor˘ played in Ky˘to the roles of the fox Sankur˘ and the strategist Yamamoto Kansuke in the kaomise drama "Kaikei Kikkegawara", which was produced by Somematsu Shichisabur˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1780: Bungor˘ played in the same theater the role of Junkikan in the drama "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri".
Fall 1780: Bungor˘ went to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1780: Bungor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the yakko Saibŕ in the kaomise drama "M˘ M˘ Yokaro Ushi no Tamamono", which was produced by Fujikawa Sango and welcomed back in ďsaka the actor Yamashita Kinsaku II after 11 seasons spent in Edo.
12th lunar month of 1781: premiere in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai of Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Tengajaya-mura" [casting]. A similar play was staged a few days later under a different title, "Renga Chaya Homare no Bundai", at the Naka no Shibai. The competition for the best performance and the best line-up was open between the 2 theaters; Bungor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Adachi Yasuke and Ky˘ya Mansuke [casting].
1st lunar month of 1783: Bungor˘ played in the same theater the roles of Hayano Kanpei and Hara G˘emon in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
25th day of the 7th lunar month of 1783 : Bungor˘ died in ďsaka.
Arashi Bungor˘ I was a tachiyaku actor, who made his career in Kamigata from the 1760s to the beginning of the 1780s. He was said to be equally at home in sewamono and jidaimono dramas. He was quite popular but died before reaching the j˘-j˘-kichi ranking.
 The 25th day of the 7th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Tenmei era was the 22nd of August 1783 in the western calendar.
 According to Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", he was a disciple of Arashi Sangor˘ I, which was quite impossible as the master died in 1739 and the so-called disciple was born in 1741. He was a disciple of Arashi Sangor˘ II for sure.
 There were records of an actor named Arashi Kinzai performing in ďsaka in hama shibai between 1777 and 1783. Most likely the second holder of the name and a young disciple of Arashi Bungor˘ I.
Mimasu Tokujir˘ I (left) and Arashi Bungor˘ I (right) playing the roles of the keisei Shiratayű and Miki Sakon in the kaomise drama "Daijizai Kaminari no Kodakara", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1777 at the Naka no Shibai
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