ANEGAWA DAIKICHI I

Stage name:

Anegawa Daikichi I In Japanese

Guild: Ishikawaya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Santa

Existence: ??? ~ 15th day of the 1st lunar month of 1787 [1]

Connection:

Master: Anegawa Shinshir˘ I

Son: Anegawa Daikichi II

Disciples: Anegawa Kikuhachi, Anegawa Mantar˘

Career:

11th lunar month of 1740: he started his career in ďsaka as a disciple of Anegawa Shinshir˘ I. His stage name was Anegawa Daikichi and he performed as an iroko.

25th day of the 11th lunar month of 1749: his master Anegawa Shinshir˘ I died.

11th lunar month of 1750: Daikichi became wakaonnagata and played in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater the role of the keisei Koizuru in Fujikawa Sakoku's kaomise drama "Taira no Miyako Onna Ez˘shi", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1751: Daikichi performed in the same theater in Fujikawa Sakoku's ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kane-ga-Fuchi".

3rd lunar month of 1751: Daikichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1750: Daikichi played in Ky˘to at Miyako Handayű's theater (Minamigawa no Shibai) the role of the keisei Takamura the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Asahi no Nishiki", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1752: Daikichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

Fall 1752: Daikichi went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1752: the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki" was staged for the first time in ďsaka, as a kaomise drama, at the Naka no Shibai; Daikichi plays the role of Kiku-no-Mae [casting].

1st lunar month of 1753: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1753: Daikichi performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Taihei Kiso Monogatari".

12th lunar month of 1753: Daikichi played in the same theater the role of the keisei Misora in the drama "Keisei Ama no Hagoromo".

11th lunar month of 1754: Daikichi played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Jűnai's ny˘b˘ Asuka in the kaomise drama "Uda Genji Asahi no Menbako", which was produced by Wakayama Bunshichi; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ III, Wakayama Shinkur˘, Nakamura Utaemon I, Wakayama Bunshichi, Arashi Sangor˘ II, Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II, ďtani Hirohachi I and Someyama S˘jűr˘.

1st lunar month of 1755: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shared the same rank with Yoshida Manshir˘ and Matsushima Kiyozaki.

12th lunar month of 1755: Daikichi became zamoto at the Kado no Shibai, where he produced the kaomise drama "Hyakumangi Tsuwamono Taiheiki" and in which he played the role of K˘t˘-no-Naishi.

11th lunar month of 1756: Daikichi produced at the Kado no Shibai the kaomise drama "Taihei Yamato Monogatari", in which he played the role of Togiya's ny˘b˘ Oshizu.

1st lunar month of 1757: Daikichi produced in the same theater the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kongenki", in which he played the role of Princess Ito.

11th lunar month of 1757: Daikichi played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Matakurobŕ's servant Oyoshi, in reality Kamata Hy˘e's ny˘b˘, in the kaomise drama "Sakiwake Musha K˘bai no Tazuna", which was produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1758: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1758: Daikichi performed at the Kado no Shibai in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Arigatashi Fujiwara Keizu", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I.

1st lunar month of 1759: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [visual].

Fall 1759: Daikichi went to Edo, along with Hanakawa Ichinoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1759: Daikichi played at the Ichimuraza the role of Okuni in the kaomise drama "Okunizome Shusse Butai"; his main stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Band˘ Sanpachi I, Nakamura Utaemon I, Sanogawa Ichimatsu I, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II, Ichimura Kamez˘ I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Hanakawa Ichinoj˘.

1st lunar month of 1760: Daikichi's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1760: Daikichi played at the at the Moritaza the role of Ayame-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Miyo no Butoku Yunzei Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1761: Daikichi played at the Moritaza the role of Akita's ny˘b˘ in the kaomise drama "Mison˘ Banzei no Hachinoki".

1st lunar month of 1762: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

Fall 1762: Daikichi went back to ďsaka after 3 seasons in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1762: Daikichi played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Kaga no Oume in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki Nendaiki", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I and celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Sanjűr˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1763: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

7th lunar month of 1763: Daikichi played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Tonami and Yae in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I; his stage partners were Nakayama Bunshichi I (Matsu˘maru, Terukuni), Nakayama Shinkur˘ I (Kakuju, Shihei), Arashi Hinasuke I (Haru), Fujikawa Hachiz˘ I (Takebe Genz˘, Sukune Tar˘), Asao Tamejűr˘ I (Hy˘ei, Shund˘ Genba), Nakayama Raisuke I (Ume˘maru), Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I (Shiratayű), Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ II (Sakuramaru), Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II (Chiyo, Tatsuta) and Nakamura Kichiemon I (Kan Sh˘j˘).

11th lunar month of 1763: Daikichi performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Aun no Ishizue".

11th lunar month of 1764: Daikichi performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Tatsu no Miya Yunzei Kotobuki".

12th lunar month of 1765: Daikichi played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Kichibŕ's ny˘b˘ in the drama "Hatsuyoroi Genji Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1766: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was back to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

5th lunar month of 1766: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘", which was performed in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai; Daikichi plays the role of Otane [casting].

11th lunar month of 1766: Daikichi played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Yaegiku, later the keisei Nanaura, in Namiki Jűsuke's kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Hikime no Yaguruma", which was produced by Nakamura Utaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1767: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1767: Daikichi performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Maizuru ďgi", which was produced by Mimasu Tanin I.

Fall 1768: Daikichi went to Ky˘to after 16 seasons spent in ďsaka or Edo.

11th lunar month of 1768: Daikichi played in Ky˘to the role of Ichiz˘'s ny˘b˘ Oike in the kaomise drama "Enmusubi Asahi no Shimadai", which was produced by Onoe Kumesuke.

3rd lunar month of 1769: Daikichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

Fall 1769: Daikichi went back to ďsaka.

2nd lunar month of 1770: Daikichi played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Miyoshi's mekake Oran in the ni-no-kawari drama "Higashiyama-dono Onna Makigari".

3rd lunar month of 1770: Daikichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1770: Daikichi performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Ma'ichimonjiya Sakigake Hy˘ban", which was produced by Ogawa Kichitar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1771: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's drama "Kuwanaya Tokuz˘ Irifune Monogatari"; Daikichi played the role of Tokuz˘'s spouse Koshio [casting].

11th lunar month of 1771: Daikichi performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Ganjitsu Eiga no Toshikoshi", which was produced by Ogawa Kichitar˘ I.

8th lunar month of 1775: the play "Sekitori Senry˘ Nobori" was staged for the first time in ďsaka, at the Kado no Shibai; Daikichi played the role of Senbagawa's wife Oyotsu [more details].

12th lunar month of 1776: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa"; Daikichi played the role of Matagor˘'s sister Sasao [casting].

4th lunar month of 1777: premiere in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai of Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; Daikichi played the role of Izumi Kojir˘'s wife Hanafusa [casting].

9th lunar month of 1783: the play "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" was adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai; Daikichi played the roles of Yukie's wife and K˘bŕ's wife Oyoshi [casting].

11th lunar month of 1786: Daikichi played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Kurando's ny˘b˘ Tachinami in the kaomise drama "Neko Shakky˘ Fűki no Hanabusa", which celebrated the shűmei of Nakayama Bungor˘ I.

15th day of the 1st lunar month of 1787 [1]: Daikichi died in ďsaka.

Comments:

Anegawa Daikichi I was an ďsaka onnagata actor, who was active from the beginning of the 1740s to the second half of the 1780s. He was outstanding in kar˘'s ny˘b˘ and courtesan roles.

[1] The 15th day of the 1st lunar month of the 7th year of the Tenmei era was the 4th of March 1787 in the western calendar.

Mimasu Kanz˘ I (left) and Anegawa Daikichi (right) playing the roles of the yakko Ganbei and Hanamitsu Kenb˘'s wife Miyuki in the drama "Sanjukkoku Yobune no Hajimari", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1758 at the Kado no Shibai

Prints & Illustrations

The Anegawa Daikichi line of actors

 
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