HAYAKAWA DENSHIRď

Stage name:

Hayakawa Denshir˘ In Japanese

Poetry name: Sh˘chű

Existence: 1698 ~ 4th day of the 5th lunar month of 1749 [1]

Connection:

Brother-in-law: Hayakawa Dengor˘

Career:

1698: born in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1714: Denshir˘ started his acting career in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he performed as a tachiyaku, along with his brother-in-law Hayakawa Dengor˘, in the kaomise drama "Enman Taiheiki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Wakabayashi Shirogor˘.

11th lunar month of 1716: Denshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Aranami Kanzaemon in the kaomise drama "Yoroi Kurabe ďshű Gane".

11th lunar month of 1717: Denshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Kanazawa Gont˘nai in the kaomise drama "Kinkazan Yoroi Biraki".

11th lunar month of 1718: Denshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Arai Kumagor˘ in the kaomise drama "Gozen N˘ Mitsu Uroko", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Onoe Samon; Denshir˘'s others stage partners were Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I, Sodeoka Masanosuke II, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, ďtani Hiroji I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, ďkuma Utaemon, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Ogawa Zengor˘ I and Onogawa Orie.

11th lunar month of 1719: Denshir˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Tategami Teika Kazura", which celebrated the shűmei of Tsuruya Nanboku I and Nanboku Magotar˘ II. Denshir˘'s brother-in-law Hayakawa Dengor˘ died the 20th day of the 11th lunar month of 1719 [2].

11th lunar month of 1720: Denshir˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Kodakara Imagawaj˘".

11th lunar month of 1722: Denshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Ukishima Gengo in the kaomise drama "Hinazuru Katoku Soga".

11th lunar month of 1724: Denshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Hamana Dausuke in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1726: Denshir˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hinazuru Tokiwa Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Arashi Sangor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1727: Denshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Shinzaemon [print] in the kaomise drama "Yatsumune Taiheiki" [casting], which welcomed back in Edo the actor ďtani Hiroji I (along with the Kamigata actor Kirinami Onoe) and celebrated the first stage appearance of Ichikawa Masugor˘.

11th lunar month of 1728: Denshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yamamoto Kur˘ in the kaomise drama "Hoshi Kabuto Goban Tadanobu".

11th lunar month of 1731: Denshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Watari Shinzaemon in the kaomise drama "Wag˘ Ichiji Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1733: Denshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of T˘kur˘ Morinaga in the kaomise drama "Nagi no Hana Asahi Genji"; his stage partners were Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Narumi Goroshir˘ I, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II, Sodesaki Iseno I, Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Sakata Sadashir˘, Yamashita Kamematsu I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II and ďtani Ryűzaemon I.

11th lunar month of 1735: Denshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Sachűben Korenari in the kaomise drama "Tono Zukuri Shinoda Zuma".

11th lunar month of 1736: Denshir˘ worked as a sakusha at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sessh˘seki" in which he played the role of Sasaki Genz˘; his stage partners were ďtani Hiroji I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Arashi Otohachi I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Narumi Goroshir˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I and Kameya Jűjir˘ (who arrived from Kamigata).

11th lunar month of 1737: Denshir˘ worked as a sakusha at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actors Yamamoto Ky˘z˘, Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Kaneko Mantoku; he played the role of Sugi Heita.

3rd lunar month of 1738: Denshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-jű (superior - superior - "ten").

11th lunar month of 1740: Denshir˘ worked as a sakusha at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Miya Bashira Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danz˘ III and Tomizawa Tatsujűr˘; he played the role of Sait˘ Tarozaemon.

3rd lunar month of 1741: Denshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1741: Denshir˘ worked as a sakusha at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "En'ya Hangan Koky˘ no Nishiki", which welcomed in Edo the actors Sanogawa Mangiku, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1744: Denshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Tokun˘ Jihŕ in the kaomise drama "Kach˘ Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1745: Denshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was down to j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1745: Denshir˘ worked at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Suehiro Izu Nikki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Fujikawa Heikur˘ and the shűmei of ďtani Hiroemon II and Nakamura Denkur˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1746: Denshir˘ worked at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Tenchi Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1747: Denshir˘ worked at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Izu Gunzei Sum˘ no Nishiki".

7th lunar month of 1748: Denshir˘ worked at the Nakamuraza on the drama "Senshű no Kashimadate Oguri Jikki".

4th day of the 5th lunar month of 1749 [1]: Denshir˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

Hayakawa Denshir˘ was an Edo tachiyaku actor from 1714 to 1741 and a sakusha from 1736 to 1749. As an actor, he was good in jitsugoto and bud˘goto. His performances as a jitsuaku were also positively appreciated by the Edo audience. As a sakusha, he was equally equally at home in the creation of sewamono and jidaimono dramas. He wrote also the lyrics of a few Nagauta-based dance-dramas [3].

[1] The 4th day of the 5th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Kan'en era was the 18th of June 1749 in the western calendar.

[2] The 20th day of the 11th lunar month of the 4th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 30th of December 1719 in the western calendar.

[3] All of them have fallen into oblivion. Nothing left in the current Kabuki repertoire.

Hayakawa Denshir˘ (left) and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II (right) playing the roles of T˘kur˘ Morinaga and It˘ Kur˘ in the kaomise drama "Nagi no Hana Asahi Genji", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1733 at the Nakamuraza

 
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