|BANDÔ MATATARÔ I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 1667 ~ 28th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1704 
Grandfather: Bandô Matakurô I
Son: Bandô Matatarô II
Disciple: Bandô Hikosaburô I
1667 ~ 1685: born in Edo in une family related to the Morita clan. He makes his first appearance on stage at an unknown date and receives the name of Bandô Matatarô I.
Spring 1693: Matatarô goes to Kyôto.
7th lunar month of 1696: Matatarô plays at the Moritaza the role of Ôe no Teruhide in the drama "Heishinnô Masakado".
28th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1704 : Matatarô dies in Edo.
Bandô Matatarô I was a talented and popular Genroku actor, able to play both tachiyaku and onnagata roles. He excelled in jitsugotoshi, aragotoshi and budôgoto roles. He was also an outstanding dancer.
 The 28th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 17th year of the Genroku era was the 2nd of April 1704 in the western calendar.
Bandô Matatarô I (1st lunar month of 1693)
The Bandô Matatarô line of actors
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